I wasnt sure I was awake this morning
The dark that filled the room left me to believe it was night.
Dogs stirred whined and asked to be out
The world was turning but I stood still.
Cars moved neighbors did too, I stood still.
The dog moved.
First to the edge of the neighborhood then to the woods.
I didnt hear my feet. I didnt hear the cars.
I think I heard my heart.
I know I heard the rain.
She stepped off the road into the leaves and brush of the woods.
Its wet, its dangerous.
I stepped into the woods too.
Raindrops shook from branches covering us.
The mist and darkness in the corners scared me,
I stepped on following the sound of her collar.
The bell the only noise now my ears were aware of.
That and the rain.
Drenched and I supposed cold,
I really only can follow what I know.
There is nothing else but this trail and that dog ahead of me.
I stopped out of breath.
I had been almost running.
Deep in someplace I didnt understand or know.
I let the rain cover me for more than an hour.
I didnt move.
This path is the one that is my steady.