Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Mag - 228 - 13 July 2014


"I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it."  - Dawn French








UNDERNEATH
IT ALL


Beginning upon, hidden masses of under-spoken parquet floors
forever stamped by woolly staircase, packing my heedful
woes, climbing by perfect aim, never to stumble upon
the worn frayed edges of our last days together.  
This once ever striking fifteen step staircase
now in unpredictable dregs of  Skid Row 
Just try going up a down staircase  
if you will.

24 comments:

Berowne said...

Expert mood-creation; well done.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Looks like the stairs of the places I stayed off-campus the last two or three summers of college.

And maybe a couple more after that!

Nice verse, Karen.
~

Kathe W. said...

Love those last two lines! Excellent!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it!

Cloudia said...

so much life you find in a simple image!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Excellent!!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Excellent!!

DeniseinVA said...

Well said and well photographed :)

Other Mary said...

I particularly like the line, "worn, frayed edges of our last days together."

Kutamun said...

So it is Orpheus Escalator !!

kaykuala said...

Some lasting memories of growing up can be most remembered! Nicely Karen!

Hank

Theresa Milstein said...

I like this top-down look at a staircase. My favorite bit:
the worn frayed edges of our last days together.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Interesting design--both in presentation and wording.

EG CameraGirl said...

Worn and frayed last days...says a lot!

Truedessa said...

" the worn frayed edges of our last days together". This fits perfectly with the prompt and poem..

Cait O'Connor said...

I like the worn frayed edges and the last lines too.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A very atmospheric piece.

martinthodges said...

" Just try going up a down staircase, if you will." Fraught with dangers, Karen! Really like it.

martinthodges said...

" Just try going up a down staircase, if you will." Fraught with dangers, Karen! Really like it.

Eddie Bluelights said...

"Just try going up a down staircase
if you will."

Loved this line especially and liked it all very much:) ~ Eddie

Belva Rae Staples said...

Never to stumble upon the worn frayed edges of our last days together is a powerful phrase. Loved this!

Tess Kincaid said...

Nice...and the title works so well...

Carrie Van Horn said...

Underneath it all is where what matters lies....this is great Karen!

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, that picture makes me feel so depressed....