Shadow Path

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Photo: Ofir Asif

 

He took the path in shadow, and it seemed he was forever chasing sunlight as it progressed across the crater faster than his feet could carry him.

Bone-dry tired as he was.

It was better, he supposed, to be in the shadow. He was, he knew, perilously close to collapse.

Still the sun called to him. The shimmer played a trick upon his eyes and he craved the light even as he knew to fear it.

He’d been crossing deserts for what felt like a millennia of a parched destiny.

In linear time it had not been even quite a week …

Since he took the path of shadow.

In life. In hope of refuge. In this.

The sun slunk lower, further elongating the darkened tide of baked dirt, spreading to gobble up the fast receding patch of light.

He’d need to make camp soon.

One time had been plenty to be taken by surprise.

He knew.

Shadow will not wait long to turn into pitch dark.

 

 

 

For Terri’s Sunday Stills: Path

 

 

 

Which Way

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Photo: Philip Coons

 

Which way does this road wind?

Where to goes the crack?

Do the rocks that line the path

Hold answers

Or hold back?

 

 

For the Which Way Photo Challenge

 

The Harbinger

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

In the slowest hour of the night

She came in robes

Of dreams

To weave the nearest future

Into light.

 

She swished along the desert

Roads that only

Deepest yearnings

Take

And whispered:

It shall be.

You’ll find the path

To follow when you

Wake.

 

 

For the d’Verse challenge: Harbinger

 

 

Tunnel Vision

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Ancient stones

Tell a story

Of feet treading from

Light

To dark,

And the tunnel

Foreboding

As history

Left

Its mark.

 

For the Which Way Photo Challenge

 

 

Let the Road

Let the road

Take you home

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Let the path

Call your spirit

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Let the sky

Draw your eye

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To the line

To the fairies

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Do not fear

The dark road

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Do not fret

Paths so endless

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There are stairs

Up to heaven

There are rails

Bound for home

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Let the road

Find direction

And a handhold —

Lean on

 

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As the road

Marks your steps

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Leads the way

Takes you home.

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