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There's Always the Stairs - April 3, 2024

emotions drag us into elevators

and take us wherever they want

no buttons to push

 

if I see you with balloons on the roof

I’ll probably hear you too

partying with dance music

 

but if I’m in the basement and

it’s quiet   I might be wallowing

in self-pity and not want to be found

 

if curiosity or empathy

or whatever compels us

to another floor

 

and another door

how do we connect if the lift

won’t take directions?

 

try the stairs

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