The Non-Road Taken

I have certainly walked down this road before.
I have walked down this road-
not once, not twice,
but probably a trillion times.


This road is not my way home.
This road is not my way out.
This road is certainly not my destiny.
This road is my exile!


But my feet,
they think that this road is the only one.
My feet know nothing better than
to keep walking on any road;
And this is the only one there is!


But my mind has seen my destiny,
in a different direction
where there is no road.
But my feet cannot walk on a non-road!


So I have to jump and
believe that I can fly.
Because freedom is my destiny.
My wings will take me where my feet cannot.


-Srividya (July 12, 2014)