“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
To choose one of two great loves:
A happy forever after scattered
with the occasional rough patch.
But never both.
Happiness in the arms
of someone beautiful
in and out.
A love to wrap around myself
like a fleece blanket in a snowy tundra.
Security knowing that even if I had
I would have someone
who would make it everything.
A steady career filled with limitless opportunities
that would let me see the world.
And a guaranteed growth of character
experiencing the genius of countless creators
scattered across the globe
like cloudlets of passion.
I cannot have both;
I must decide.
Success will only come
in the hands of sacrifice.
Loving both with my soul
but knowing my soul is single-chambered
and has a hollow for only one.
The swirling in my mind confuses
Speared thoughts from every second
person saying what I should do.
Knowing I will have to turn
from one for the other.
And longing for that which