Daily Deviation
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By satellitenotes   |   Watch
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Published: July 18, 2019

There will never be a straight path to where you want to go.

We meander and wade through the soundtrack of our lives

and still,

we might never get there.

I see you twisting your body round the desk as you,

write this, write me, write them away.

How many seconds did you


before considering your underlying regret?

Go straight, turn left and left again and still,

you might never get there.

What tethers us to this spot?

What unknowns have we buried, have we uncovered?

Today, I read that two scientists found fossils of a giant carnivore

and I wondered at their bones.

Did they rest easy?

Did they sprint?

Did they get to where they needed to go?

I give up too easily and talk too much to stay here.

So i turn round, head back and decided that

right here and now,

is where I needed to be.

© 2019 - 2020 satellitenotes
Sometimes we are stuck in motion even though we're moving
Sometimes we pause to wonder about it
Sometimes we just let it slip into our subconsciousness
I realise now that it is okay to remain as is, here
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LiterarySerenity's avatar
LiterarySerenityHobbyist Writer
I love the idea of our winding, individual travels through life being all for the best in the end. Nice! 

Congrats on the DD!
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GuinevereToGwenStudent Writer
Wow, I love this. I'm going to call the rest of my story the soundtrack of my life. Congratulations on the daily deviation. It is well-deserved! :heart:
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Thank you, i'm glad you enjoyed this little piece!

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annejoartHobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful work. Congratulations on this level of wriing. Excellent
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satellitenotesHobbyist Writer

Thank you. Honestly, I must say it is not my favorite piece of work but i'm glad so many people like it. Still just finding my way in the dark.

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Congrats on the DD!
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satellitenotesHobbyist Writer

Thank you so much!

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Very nicely done!!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)!

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thank you!

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Alpha-HouseProfessional General Artist
Quite captivating👏👏👏
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Very expressive piece. I especially like the metaphor of "twisting one's body around the desk" while writing. Nice work! :clap:
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A beautiful poem!
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This poem has been submitted to New Latitudes. We just need you to appove it.
BlackBowfin's avatar
That opening line (as well as the rest of it)... just great stuff.  :)
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