That moment in the fairytale
you realize

The Story's You

those chapters read
all paths that wound toward here and now
mean more than words observed
or heard

yet emptiness

a vacant page
sets your fictions on a cliff

and you wonder how
and where
or if
your narrative advances here

since rails and signposts


until you spot the ink and quill
and pen the endings
as you will.

Byline © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: May 12, 2020