It began
unheralded, unforeseen
unmistakable.
And I, unaware
accepted unconditionally
the unvoiced challenge
to unwittingly partake
in a journey most unconventional.
And unerringly
departed my unmourned homeland
for the unrivalled temptations
of an unknown city.
And here, unheeded
I unashamedly
followed my unshackled heart
to form an unpremeditated attachment
to the undersold notion
of unmitigated freedom.
And finally, unabated
learnt an unexpected lesson
coming to embrace, uncharacteristically,
a new
understanding.

© S. McLean 1994


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