stories are roads and roadblocks
I speak of how
I look at you and see
a way to be
or an impassable divide
stories surge with growth
green shoots of life a
bamboo forest through which
a winding road climbs
a breathless hallelujah
and stories blur mirage
disappearing in desert distance
a road to nowhere
a shrug and sigh
story roadmap plots course
where we allow ourselves
to go beyond
familiar roads of home
the roles we play
the faces that we wear
miles of discomfort
expand horizon
as breath expands body
bear fatigue and rest
expand and spiral out
ride past the story’s end
into the unknown roads
of growth

Published by Miles of Mindfulness

My name is Mike Bragg. I'm a Denver-based cycling enthusiast and a big advocate of mindfulness. I enjoy the outdoors, and I use mindfulness practices to help myself be more present with my adventures. I like to read challenging material, and I have a keen interest in ancient history and natural sciences.

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