Splintered and chipped, the sign post
Firmly penetrates the edge of the foot worn earth
Helpfully providing direction to many addled travelers.
At its feet a corner emerges diverting the one path.
Both draw the perimeter around an unknown wood, infinite.
Providing credibility to the post's compassionate advice.
Of each direction, the traveler may choose,
One worn to a dusty dirt
The other edged with short grass sprouts.
The wanderer seeks solace and listens to his heart.
If he follows not blindly, a third way appears.
Challenge it to stand its ground and walk through and beyond the shrewd signpost.
Walking his legs on a path not yet formed through the unknown wood.