The End of the Dirt Road



The End of the Dirt Road


The end of the dirt road

Not necessarily the end

Going forward

doesn’t always mean

following the road

Paths go beyond the dirt road

Gravel highways give way to

unknown avenues

Forging through mountains

toward new vistas

Clarity unconceived

yet awakened

New revelations

previously sustained

only in dreams

Where glory meets reality

And the twists take on

new meaning

New understandings

of infinite dimensions

Yet measured by the

hands of fate

Parallel motion

in sync with time

Destiny infusing the paths

with detours along the way

As the course one follows

opens ahead

Yet ends as a dirt road ends

Begging the traveler forward

without any signals

Signposts removed

Proceed at your own risk

Gargantuan roadblocks


But surmountable

Measuring moments

with new calculations

As deep understanding

reveals triangulations

formerly undistinguished

Undefined and transitory

Following the dirt road

beyond the boundaries

Risking momentum

on the paths

yet discovered

Beyond the dirt road

Beyond the known avenues

Across the river


without resolution

As the dirt road meanders

In unknown directions

Leading onward

without ever stating

the end of the highway

The journey remains



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. A 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, Bruce has over three hundred works published in over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Halcyon Days, Founder’s Favourites, Literary Yard; over sixty print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce now lives and writes in Maine. Visit him at


  1. i hope this is only a metaphoric reference, but great job.

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