one word: exactly

it is exactly this
there is no right
no wrong
there is no perfect way for anything
all things are a journey
each moment is a choice
trying to direct the path only leads to frustration
instead allow yourself to enjoy the view
to experience each moment
if you do this
the path will lead you
exactly where you aught to be

“On That Perilous Borderline”

Path to Paradise - Adit @ DeviantArt

There comes a moment when you must choose
Lingering in a wasteland
Trapped by habits and past decisions
Destined to repeat as Sisyphus does
A path that leads to insanity
Or instead step sideways into a new road
Fraught with hazards and heartaches
Alive with promises of fortune
Awakened to all senses

I stand on that perilous borderline
My gaze fixed on myriad futures
Aching to know which one will come to pass
Fearful of pain
Wanting pleasure and joy

There must come a moment
When I take the knife and cut deep
Severing one from the other
Choosing the way that is right

Still my heart is endangered
By uncertainty and fear
Lifted by love and hope and promise
I stand on the perilous borderline
Between wasteland and paradise
Not yet certain which is which
Taking baby steps into a new world

Written for Three Word Wednesday, which this week gave us words easily bound to one another: cut, endanger, hazard.
Also linked to ABC Wednesday, where B is for Borderline.