Door Within the Sky

A ladder stands against the sky

trailing languidly out of sight

through an open hatch sewn with stars

a light flares up against the dark

illuminating the barren ground below

stardust trail revealed to childlike eyes.

........................................................Up

...........................Up

Up

Hasten to the sky, its artificial light

beckoning from eternity's incandescent abyss


Come back down!

The stars still hang above the ground

veiling the mystery of siren fallacy

Down

.........................Down

....................................................Down

climb to save the shards

of one last dream

to shut this hinged door in the sky;

Empyrean's greatest disguise.