November 5th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Staircase Ends

The poem “Staircase Ends” was inspired by a Tumblr post that featured staircases in ruins and arches in the wilderness.


Staircase Ends

Stairs evoked are the norm
anticipated when souls explore
a common sight that deceives
when the veil is not perceived

inclines lead to other realms
with the last in the beyond
a path of safety put aside
when the leap is in the mind

leading up or plunging down
each direction demands a turn
the willingness to commit
to destinations few admit

archways in the midst
of emptiness at top of steps
ruins pretending to be plain
hiding realms at staircase ends.

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