NaPoWriMo 30 (stairway)

stand in the
tallest tower,
stairway spiraling at
your heels.
(the railing has never looked
so flimsy)

it’s dizzying
and your stilettos
have never felt so
frail.
(your ankle has never
wavered
until today)

it’s a lesson
in finity;
in infinity.
cold sleek marble
spins on as far as
the eye can reach.

(psychology suggests you
close your eyes
now
else you’ll never
leave)

the rail is cold to touch,
solid and flimsy.
none too reassuring.
take hold anyway,
trail an ancient
pattern.

listen, now,
the music is starting.
wait for it –
the record is spinning,
and you’re descending,
and the record spins
on and on.

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