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As part of a poetry group on Facebook called Poetry Tag (remnants of improv poetry on AOL) topics were presented: Inconsequential Nonchalance, and Leading the Blind. I used the two ideas to create this piece. I hope you enjoy.

LEADING, THE BLIND

2e09ceec20be8fa5e2ed0673873efbadby Michelle Balletto-Wooten04 Jul 2013

LEADING, THE BLIND ...
(a combination of topics)

Leading, the blind go forward
with a nonchalance
that is breathtaking.
They know not
of the dangers ahead,
free of vision's chains
they surge forward,
fearless,
into a blackness they know
and love.

Their blindness
is inconsequential
to the path before them.
They ask only
that the path be
trusted.
Smoothing rough edges
along the way,
leading to a place
that exists
only in their darkness,
their forward march
will not be hindered
nor thwarted.

The subtle shifts
of greys and blacks
do not prey upon
visions imagined
behind unseeing eyes.
A new perspective
is born.
A new melody
seen.
An new journey
waits
for those who allow themselves
to be led
by the blind.

mebw
© 6/25/13