the open road

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

the light at the end of the bridge, fletcher, nc 2012

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.

Henceforth I whisper no more, postpone no more, need nothing.

Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,

Strong and content I travel the open road.

~Walt Whitman, from “Song of the Open Road”

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