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The Door

by Mike McClean 10 months ago in surreal poetry
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by Mike McClean

February 2016

Beyond the reaping scythe, the quiet veil,

before the gavel’s calm eternal weight,

there stands a door of unembellished wood.

No ill-fit fissure bleeds sepulchral light,

nor hollow warning scars the rail - alone,

the honest door with handle worn awaits.

A silent siren beckons thoughts of those

with loved ones waiting past the stoic sill.

In lamentations, faith repays the debt,

yet still we seethe indignant Shylock's breath.

We knock, but no response, nor fleeting sense

contents the vain immortal hope pursued.

With cost too great to taste forbidden truth,

instead we steep unsettled hearts in Lethe

to tantalize in vain forevermore

'til woven whim delivers us the door.

surreal poetry

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