A sprawling chasm of doubt
stretches between reality and the unknown.
Those who eschew wisdom are doomed
to wander in the endless abyss of fear and loathing,
being swallowed in its darkness.
Those who open the door to knowledge
invite in a guiding light to help transverse
the uncertain landscape.
Many obstacles lie before the traveler.
The valley is deep and filled with hidden dangers.
Rage echoing back from its steep walls.
Some will fall off the edge and tumble into
the depths of despair where the wall of
ignorance blocks the only escape route,
and where seeking the truth is the key
that opens the gate to freedom.
Ann Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.