I left the house and strolled
into the abyss of darkness
that seemed impenetrable.
Nothing blocked me or made me
want to turn back but clearly
what was ahead was obscured.
To find my way through the black
was going to take time and effort
and a different set of eyes.
I picked up the scent of holy
and focused on following its fragrance
as I went my way into the night.
I walked and walked alone together.