Can't Go Back North

10600587_10204764587811044_3323353174422219428_nby Devin Mitchell Durbin01 Sep 2013

What's been written
Seems forgotten but it's let loose
Free like a comet set in motion
To leave instead of leading.

How far will one go
to stay alive?
How willing can one be
To abandon what they know
In order to save themselves?

I have not written since I left.
This is not for lack of need,
Too busy trying to live -
And my heart soars more now
Than it has in months.
Temptation abound,
And even with said temptations
I don't know what to do,
but I can't go back North
Or I will not prevail.