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crossing the bog, by rc dewinter
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crossing the bog

by rc dewinter
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© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ignis fatuus _____________________________________________________________________________________________ there’s a fine mist over the future that gives it a sheen of promise, compelling the traveller to continue the interminable march in its direction. how often does that glimmer prove true, spilling a cornucopia of blessings into the lap of the pilgrim – and how often is it merely a will-o-the-wisp faerie light, evaporating slyly as one foot after the other sinks ankle deep in mire? _____________________________________________________________________________________________ my shoes are stained with mud, my ankles boast the cuts and scratches of the bogthorn’s embrace. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ there have been times I felt that sinister sucking reluctant to let go but somehow always managed not to panic, always managed to work free and redirect myself, even if only to temporary sanctuary. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ my shoes are stained with mud, my ankles boast the cuts and scratches of the bogthorn’s embrace. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ I look ahead and see the future once more reflecting radiance that pulls me, robotlike, to claim it. who knows if this will be the time I find that blue oasis rather than the sour grey swamp whose mocking face is so familiar? ~ © 2012 Regina Coeli deWinter
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All art and written work © 1999-2016 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~ RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose poetry has been published in the New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Pink Panther Magazine and in many other print/online publications. Her art has bee ...
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