The Half-way house


The Half-way house

There will forever be those hallways

one treads in the half-way house

between ruin and redemption

destruction and destiny


Behind the house there are acquainted

perilous paths while in front

the paths are safer

but more unknown


The house’s hallways

are the middle ground

where spirit and flesh

impulse and reason

are locked in civil war

over an indecisive mind and soul


Its minimalist décor

is our daily decisions

making that drop

dropping that gang

sleeping with that boy

finishing that education


With very choice

there is a door

emptying onto a path

that goes out

the front entrance

or the back

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