A Quest

by Angela Hoffman

must be walked in the wilderness
on a path I mistakenly think I must tend
but it’s done unto me, for me.
I get out of the way
descend into terror
rise with a tilt, a limp
an aching for something that becomes my seeking
for the real, the true;
love hidden, revealed in the ordinary.

Angela Hoffman’s poetry collections include Resurrection Lily (Kelsay Books, 2022) and Olly Olly Oxen Free (forthcoming, Kelsay Books, May 2023). She placed third in the WFOP Kay Saunders Memorial Emerging Poet in 2022. Her poems have been published internationally. She has written a poem a day since the start of the pandemic. Angela lives in rural Wisconsin.  

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