Adventure Awaits

Palms sweat.
My shoulders get too tight and my muscles start to ache. Move. I need to move.

I have never been able to
take my medicine and swallow my sentence without resistance. I’m like a vine that struggles
to reach the sun –
scales the walls
flexes her leaves with every ounce of vitality left over
from the gardener’s clutches.

The rain pounds on my window pane like a pounding in my pulse
I can’t quite contain.

Color. Life. Music. Consumption of my soul, and I am unapologetic in my hunger for this adventure,
rushing in my head
igniting in my eyes
setting me free
and finally.

“Adventure Awaits” originally published in Lotus


Published by Bethany N. Bella

I’m a storyteller and a geographer-at-heart, and I’m passionate about connecting people and places.

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