I have been down this path before
that empty silent road leading
nowhere and everywhere, the cold
wind, the bare trees, and the sky
merging with the earth –
where does it end
and where does it go?
I have been in that state
of disconnect, beyond lost,
detached from people, from
reality, from myself, from home –
that place we come from
and look to for direction.
I looked, and looked everywhere,
out there, in the distance, to the sky
with anger and confusion, to others –
until I finally found the answer
here, starting with my feet touching
the dirt, and in each leaf and in
each animal gracing the earth.