Every poet wants you to understand
How their road is different
Better or worse, more or less
Painful and blessed

Than the one most traveled

The one they decided against
All those years ago
When choices were possible

As if some roads lead
To different destinations
As if maps matter

Time is indifferent

Racing down all roads
Which end, in the end
At a luminous graveyard
Each stone carved with a poem

Describing a road less traveled


About the Poet:
Rae Spencer’s poetry has been published in print and online, receiving multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She can be found on the web at



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