Knew every step I would take,
My future mapped out,
Almost arrogant, I was.
But life follows a liquid compass,
Mercurial, shifting when we least expect it.
Suddenly the compass spins madly,
A room of Fun House mirrors,
A roller coaster out of control,
I am lost, confused,
Wondering who I am and where to go next.
And then I remember…
I look in my heart,
Finding my true compass,
I right my path,
Lift my chin,
And set my sails for the light off in the distance,
Battered and weary,
But full of hope.