Triad Magazine

A Hillsborough Community College Student Publication since 1978.

My Excursion

By Jennifer Heffernan


Once this journey begins,

my hands are quick,

turning and turning.

Anxious for more.

Giving to me, so open and free,

the mountain of pages, I climb.

My thirst,

impossible to quench.

Surrendering to my exhaustion,

is not an option.

To put down?

To end here?

Another chapter, a page,

a mere line, or a word more,

I have to push on.

The path might make me

laugh, cry, spit or go mad.

Navigating these uncharted trails,

to ascend,

feed my spirit and mind.

Give me peace

after a stormy day.

Suddenly, I find myself on the summit,

with no more.

My journey, it ends.

Taking a deep breath,

basking in the warmth of my climb,

I gaze steadily over the valley of shelves before me,

and pick my next trek.

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