Maze Runner

Image of a maze of hedges.I have wandered this maze for long. The ground is jagged, the walls uneven. The path is never easy. There are turns every 5 steps, the path splits every 10. It seems endless, or perhaps that is my imagination. I come across similar scenes again and again, but I do not have the courage to check if I am going in circles. The sky is above me, but there is no path there. No. My path is in front of me, and I continue on.

Up above, a human looks down. ‘What is that insect crawling around inside the cracks?’


James Yi is an incoming ninth grader at Orange County School of the Arts (creative writing program), Santa Ana, California.

Photo Credit: Adam Heath

8 Responses to “Maze Runner”

  1. Robyn says:

    I think this is about life, life unexamined. the large human is like a god, judging him and providing that impetus for change–a search for meaning.

  2. Arthur says:

    That is one big human

  3. Ervin Bravo says:

    Very Deep and can mean different things. My interpretation would be that of a lost soul looking at his higher power for guidance.

  4. vuong nguyen says:

    Is nice i like this poem

  5. Eric says:

    Wow, this is fantastic. Love it.

  6. Kris says:

    Nice! I like the poem effect on this!

  7. Lynn says:

    I loved this. It put me in the scene, and I didn’t expect the ending. Excellently crafted!

  8. Amanda Porreca says:

    I enjoyed this little story and feel for the insect, who probably has so much in common with that human.

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