2020 Open Call , Poems - Carl Scharwath



Pathway Exploration

By Carl Scharwath

I explore this path meandering


bare foot in childhood


with innocence and a new confidence.


Anticipating what lies beyond maturing hills in the soil opulent with hope. Emancipated hearts of deep canyons embracing errant dreams every newborn breeze from somewhere.


This path is intimate


Its turns and crevices beckon


towards humble oaks and rocky cliffs.


Dormant meadows provoke in a late summers sun cooled in twilight. Stars impregnate the semi-darkness, enlightening the way to middle life.


Do I know this path?


Should I speak to the people?


Wandering past acknowledgements


Most do not see the great loads they carry. They do not hear as we share our burdens burned in sunsets. The path is aged in wear. We will not need much when we reach the


Carl Scharwath, has appeared globally with 150+ journals selecting his poetry, short stories, interviews, essays, plays or art photography (His photography was featured on the cover of 6 literary journals.) Two poetry books 'Journey To Become Forgotten' (Kind of a Hurricane Press).and 'Abandoned' (ScarsTv) have been published. His first photography book was recently published by Praxis. Carl is the art editor for Minute Magazine


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