Sunday, April 16, 2017


A spiral staircase carved
into the center of a tooth
 It’s very steep. Luckily,
there’s a banister

The room at the bottom
is filled with nerves and circuits
wires hanging everywhere
push them aside very carefully

At the back of the room
a few feet above the floor
is a hole in the wall
the size of your mouth

Go ahead, stick your hand in.
Reach around inside… do you feel
the thing that has been placed in there for you?
Touch it. Pick it up, hold it. 
Smooth. Hard. Heavy. Warm. 
It’s too large to fit through the hole 
but it’s there for you to pet 
any time you feel like pushing past
those wires, any time you feel like coming down

those steep ivory stairs

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