So often sensing danger

Each time

Foolishly thinking

If you do the right thing

Right will happen.

It never did

The right

Changing direction 

Taking advice 

Only to be more lost.

Glimpses happened 

Of this day

These changes 

These wrongs.

Open hands

Letting go

While my heart breaks

Of all it didn’t know.

I know less now

A burden 

Aging mind

While being fully aware.

Now a distance 

Growing to forever

While possibilities end

As does their power.

One day awakened 

To freedom 

At a heavy cost

Powerless.