In the shadows
waiting, waiting, for me.
In a small, frail canoe
I look over the wooden side and wonder
What dangers await me
beneath the depths of the dark waters?
Yet what adventures would I have?
I want to have that feeling again
That electrical sensation
Breathless from excitement
Yet feeling more alive
than I had ever felt ever in my life.
Some say the world has finite possibilities
I say they are wrong
Because we’ll never know, will we
until everything is over.
Yet when everything is over
it’s a point of no return.
Curiosity, confound that emotion
It propels me on
for me to find out
and take part
in the possible adventure.
But how could I?
I love life too dearly
To leave it yet.
Please, not yet.
Don’t take me just yet.
I still have some years left in me.
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