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  • not knowing which way to turn
    and your heart won’t tell
    and there are no signs
    no warnings or hazards marked

    teetering on the brink
    staying non committal
    just in case you have to change course midstream
    waiting for a sign

    there is pleasure here
    not knowing or deciphering
    second guessing and anticipating
    that could or would

    the only thing for certain
    is that signs never come and you’ll still be
    on that hazy ledge or knee-deep in water waiting
    for a clarity that will never show

    in that hazy twilight, a foggy truth
    will only show itself
    if you choose a path
    to leave the nocturnal one behind

    after you’ve chosen
    you wonder, did I chose the right one?
    and if your lucky
    your heart will tell

    • • •

    Beginning of Chopin Nocturne, Op. 48 No. 2 in F-sharp Minor played by Arthur Rubinstein
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