Standing in Indecision

by Erina Booker

Standing in Indecision

by Erina Booker

To cross or not to cross remains the question,
At such a place of liminality,
A threshold looms of mystical suggestion,
Of greener pastures looming distantly.
I say, do cross, although there are no promises
Of lapis rivers, crystal forests bright,
Or fulfilment of desired wishes
Held within imagination’s sight.
Don’t take your baggage with you, on this move,
If that is what you should decide to do,
Divest yourself, and in so doing prove
Conviction in your aim to start anew.
And if the wooden bridge proves to be tinders,
Be strong enough to sweep, and trash, the cinders.

©Erina Booker 2015

About Erina Booker

Erina Booker is a writer, teacher, and counsellor, and her life has been largely about words and the many uses of language. She has written poetry for most of her life, studying at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and completing a major in Literature within her Bachelor of Arts degree from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, she has five collections of poems in print. Her sixth, ‘Coalescence’, is her first collaborative venture into the fusion of art and poetry. Her background covers a further range of studies & interests, including Post Graduate Counselling, Applied Science in Medical Imaging, & also Musical Performance with the instruments of piano, flute, and ‘cello. Added to which, she owned and ran a sheep farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales for ten years, breeding black sheep, and enjoying the deep connection she feels with the natural world. Her varied experiences inform her writing as she draws on an intricate tapestry of events. Erina Booker lives in Sydney, Australia.

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