Eyes opened, scanning my surroundings The brick wall in front of me Looming, cold, foreboding Yet maybe my presence could bring it warmth The forest behind me Home outgrown, a place of comfort but not belonging In the middle I stood Do I step forward? Do I step backward? I sat frozen in the in between. Would the universe give me sign? How would I know which way to go? Suddenly, I heard a creak. I looked up and saw a door open in that wall. And with that, I took I step toward something new.