The path tread here is a rough draft, lined
with light pencil.
Removed to a distance, it has
the quality of being
so thin that it is heavy, and the blank starkness
of its dismissal
of the integrated
demands further clarity.
Mistakes are not immediately visible, but here they are: sketched
in such tender thought that the remnants
are likely to blow away.
Let us make a mark
and let it be insistent;
the crowd pressed upon a page, a heel
ground into a path.
Everything tentative will break forth suddenly, bloom
‘til spring itself has run to seed.
Genevieve Salazar is currently earning her MA in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University and is an (over)zealous reader, writer and lover of anything and everything that moves and breathes magic and words.