not once

not once
note from self

not once
has she deserted
the nave within
that sacred space
where quiet rules—
oh yes, misled
got lost in the dark
took an odd path
stumbled and fell
dusted herself off
refound her lodestar
set out again—but she
never abandoned the nave

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

I welcome comments and discussion!

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