Saturday, August 3, 2013

Welcome Guests (Poem 124)

The house 
            was dim,
the day, bright.
When the door 
               opened,
you quickly stepped 
into the light 
and closed it 
with a click,
locking the long night 
               inside.
Another door 
               opened
as you stood 
               blinking 
on the dazzling sidewalk,
waiting to regain 
your sight.
Unafraid, you 
entered and left it 
               open wide 
for the autumn air,
the honeyed sunlight,
those sweet old songs,
and all the other 
welcome guests 
you knew
would come along.

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six

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