If There's Anything I Learned...

I nose myself throughout the maze,
a mouse in search of openings.
Each turn is scarcely different
than the last I must have passed
a dozen times or more - who knows?

My tail, it doesn't help with walls.
My whiskers tickle less and less.
Whoever planned this labyrinth
has a penchant for dead ends.
Is this for science, or for life?

If there's anything I learned from this:
the one thing not to do is stop.
Not if exits could be close.
Not as far as hoping goes.

If There's Anything I Learned... © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2719637-Where-Has-Your-Untaught-Mind-Lead-You-Today
Submitted: March 3, 2019

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