To walk out your door

It takes uncertainty, I know
to walk out your door
and walk through another that’s not yours
Of course, there’s too a course
that other, unfamiliar, shoes use
There are signs and there are signs
not always along the way
There is opportunity
there is stop’n-wait’n-see
choices others can’t make
You’ll find too, things that go wrong. . . far from the right
Afternoon. . . turns to morning. . . skips to night
There is certain to be a promise. . . a goal. . . a loss
and love’s. . . not yet in the toss
Advice listened, taken and given
Too few things, too many things. . . you’ll come to know
It takes certainty
to walk out your door.

© Gerry Mattia 2024
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