From Here to There
The way from here to there
leads to places familiar and unknown.
Seeking a way into the future, alone
I venture out into nearby neighborhoods,
walk between buildings and into alleys,
follow lakefront paths and woodland trails, cross bridges and discover hidden gardens.
Finally I end up at home again
aware that my narrow pandemic world
has broadened from my wanderings.
Now feeling a contentment,
even in my uncertainty,
I can continue from here to there.