Stair Nightmare

I’ve had this dream more than once

and wonder what awful trauma

is buried behind: in a dark room

rises a stair tilted steep, no reason

for its existence but to make me climb

Curious, I begin (oh, curious excuse!)

and in doubt I continue, slightly

dizzy in my mind (stumbling through black)

until I overstep the top, and fall


Inspired by Quickly’s Prompts: Write a poem using at least six of the following words: black, curious, caprice, awful, reason, continues, slightly, buried, doubt, stair, mind, declare. (Yes, I cheated again; there is supposed to be no more than one of these words per line.) I was sufficiently disturbed/inspired by these stair photos at A Parallel World.

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