pushing on

Written by: Lorraine Ferns

I have tried to conquer
and vanquish the deep 
muddled thoughts that disrupt
my intended journey

but at each corner, a distraction
of hectic grey pulls at me
elastic, stretched thin, and worn
and starting to tear
then, I push; one step
push, step again, stumble 
and I have fallen, so many times

and some of the terrain 
has been confusing
even hurtful but then
I furrow my brow
clench my jaw 
and push again
pushing on…