There is a painful clarity
midway down the path
the steps behind us fallen away
in a space we will never see again.
There is a bright new optimism
at the halfway point
as the path ahead comes into sight
and we see our way forward.
Life falls in between these spaces
where we were and where we long to be
moments we easily miss
in our focus on what we have left behind.
Life is spent in this ongoing halfway
with the choice to take each step
beauty we forget to celebrate
in the present where we need to learn to live. ~ Caroline A. Slee