UP THE BLUE STAIRS

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    UP THE BLUE STAIRS

    UP THE BLUE STAIRS

     

     

    It had rained.

    The streetlight flickers as it

    has for some time now.

    There is that curious

    accompanying buzz like a

    million bees, as if the on and off

    cycling calls them.

     

    Even the stores that line this street

    are mesmerized, summoned to it’s

    glow. Their shiny ocular glass eyes

    stare blankly at me.

    Others stand

    just at the edge wanting to be

    seen by the light

    but not quite.

     

    There is an old man walking

    down the street.

    His shadow looming

    just behind him

    like some misshaped beast

    wanting to become human

    but always just out of reach.

     

     The street light flickers

    and he is gone.

     

    It is late as I ascend the

    blue stairs. A single overhead

    light hangs from the hall ceiling

    casting its warm yellow glow

    and I’m eaten by the light.

     

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    Teardrops commented on UP THE BLUE STAIRS

    05-14-2010

    This is a very sad poem . I see shadows dancing in the night . Great write thanks Marie

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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