AprilPoWriMo 8

You cannot predict 
the roads that life will lead you
—if there are roads—down

only accept that
you become an example
others may follow

even as the tears
accumulate in the cup
somehow you finish

and start another
while your words if you send them
reach a world away

intertwining with
all the ones you didn’t say
the days of not yet

you know already will be

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher