Our Journey from Plank to Plank - Reading Emily Dickinson

I am reading Emily Dickinson's
journey from plank to plank
and wondering ... 
Even we walk life like this now!
As if we were walking
on a boardwalk
in the dark of
the night

From plank to plank
Knowing not which plank
will break and end this journey

we walk life between 
the two vast unknowns:
the unending sea and skies

We walk slow
Cautiously and fearfully
knowing that we are finite

that the only thing 
that is known between
the skies and the seas we walk
the only certainty we have
is the fear of our end

this sums the breadth
of our experience:
the penultimate
scary walk of 
our life.

- Shivpreet Singh  

“I stepped from Plank to Plank…” (875)

I stepped from Plank to Plank
A slow and cautious way
The Stars about my Head I felt
About my Feet the Sea.

I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch —
This gave me that precarious Gait
Some call Experience.

- Emily Dickinson