Beware the road least traveled, for
it ambles over hills and plains,
avoiding mainstream's common traps,
while risking transcendental pains.
A tightrope sans a safety net,
the road to triumph and romance,
winds on without regard, as if
its feats are made by happenstance.
Most efficacious lives parade
intrepid hearts and daring souls,
but media is loath to make
reports on unsuccessful goals.
Beware, the road least traveled may
escort prosperity away.
Jack has published over 350 poems in his career, many accompanied by his own photography. He specializes in a view of the commonplace and Americana.