The Peril or the Prize

What waits around
the next big bend?
What risk or promise
will it lend?

To wait for someone
else to see
and then tell me:

I must confront it
with my eyes
accepting peril
or the prize.

The Peril or the Prize © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: April 13, 2020