|(Pedestrian in Sharah Khalifa, Al Ain City. Author's own snap)|
The Bird on the Crossroad
Why did the bird cross the road?
To get to the other side.
Things were not easy for the bird at first.
It had to struggle to learn how to fly.
And when it learned how to, it has flown over the vast plains.
It has flown over a thousand fields and heaps of dates and its trees and farms,
over a thousand streaks and glimmer of the desert mountain peaks.
The bird has enjoyed soaring till it wondered—
what could be there and what could be done
if it gets down and stands on the crossroad.
Half-thinking and half-wishing there is more than being caught standing on the zebra of uncertainty.
It could be what it has anticipated.
It could be what is has long dreaded.
It could be just another vast plain,
with fields and heaps of dates and its trees and farms, with streaks and glimmer of the desert mountain peaks.
So why did the bird decide to cross the road?
It won’t know. It just knows it needs to cross it.
©️JamooliLuV•Al Ain City•13.7.2020