The gate of opportunity stood guarded by lions with shields
waiting for us to open it and enter the sandstone courtyard
for the old colonial home offered every possibility and more
if only we would to venture through its magical door

How many times have we passed this precious gate
oblivious to all it offers, missing opportunities in our rush
to nowhere real important, head and heart preoccupied
with busyness blinding us to its very existence …

daily prompt: Gate