Doing a 180 in a 55 MPH Zone
I had been going in a full circle
until the moment—when I could not,
only to rediscover the circuitous
route that had me trapped,
was no longer valid.
Deciphering this like another
adorning the sarcophagus
of my feigned sleeping,
I deduced that there must
exist a better mode of travel.
Through the thoroughfare of sound
sleep, and by reducing the turns
in a full circle, I found myself again,
doing a 180 in a 55 MPH zone.
Everything changed in that instant,
who I am, what I now believed,
and how I was to conduct myself
through life’s equanimous turns.
©Paul Goldman May 1, 2022
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