Road not taken: A poem by Jayashree Pillai

Somewhere, far away,
Amidst a stretch of barren land,
I took a walk, 
For reasons that I am yet to decipher.
Was it the starkness that drew me
Or the tiny leaf between two rocks
Struggling to emerge?
I took a wary step, uncertain
Of the winds that blew
The dust in my face, 
And then took another step. 
I was  alone: and yet not lonely,
Just like the pebbles and the birds
And the floating clouds.
I walked in silence and listened to my soul.
I heard songs that I had never heard before. 
That day I learned something new.
The road not taken is never empty.
It holds within its crevasses
Voices that never die.