Learn by Going

I learn by going where I have to go.

Theodore Roethke – The Waking

I have learned
to walk
without a destination,
except movement,
grateful for the places
unfurling before me. 

Where the twisting path
ends,
where I have gone
my distance,
is carefully
limited now. 

I rest briefly
then rise and continue
alert for random beauty,
walking forward
till the destination we all encounter
halts me. 

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