handed the chart
told to get going
soon after the start
took a wrong turn

followed the plough
knee-deep in mud
furrowed brow
even after harvest

forded the stream
deeper than expected
in search of a dream
so nearly a nightmare

reached the top
of the mountain
surveyed the drop
with misgivings


2 thoughts on “trail/trial

  1. Robbie Burton

    Like the rhyme scheme.

    Not quite sure that ‘furrowed brow / even after harvest’ makes complete sense. But I could be wrong.

    Last stanza is rather abstract… On the other hand, ‘Surveyed the drop / with misgivings’ is much stronger.

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