Spirit Door

by

 

Our north door leads out at night
to a world of darkness and stars.
Our north door leads in by day
to dankness and shadows. No sun,
no moon looks through a north door.

Our north door is cold, dark, hidden.
The air outside is an ear listening.
We meet what knocks with care.
A stick insect rocking on the screen
may hunger with a grandfather’s eyes.

 

Copyright © 2017 by Michael B. Smetzer

Detail from "Moon Night" - acrylic painting on wood by Mike Smetzer

Detail from “Moon Night” – acrylic painting on wood by Mike Smetzer

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