Thursday, September 06, 2012

Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn

I took a wrong turn the other day.
A mistake, but it led me to the shop where I found
the very thing I'd been searching for.

With my brother I opened a packet
of old letters from my mother and saw a side of her
that sweetened what had been deeply sour.

Later that day the radio sang a song from
a time when I was discovering love,
and folded me into itself again.

"Wrong Turn" by Luci Shaw, from What the Light Was Like. © WordFarm, 2006. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)
From "The Writers Almanac"

1 comment:

CJ said...

As someone who has taken more than my share of wrong turns I appreciate these words so much. There is indeed much to be learned from making them.