A New Journal

“A New Journal,” New Era, Oct. 1992, 51

A New Journal

It sits there on my desk

Like one big question mark,

Like the unmarked answer sheet to the SAT test

Waiting to be filled in.

I flip through the empty pages of my future.

Wondering what they will hold.

The pages are stiff,

Untouched and unrevealing.

But one by one the blank white

Faces will turn to me and I will

Give them the answers I have found.