Putting My Feet In The Dirt: #31 You Inspire Me To Inspire You
I’ll close one eye
and then the other
I will walk through your door
with the rusted locks
with reverence and care.
I will glide over your sagging floors with gentle footsteps
so as not to wake whatever is sleeping under them.
I will be careful to not brush up against
your walls covered with dust and cobwebs
I will not disturb the rats and mice that call them home.
You have my word that as I haunt your rooms
and explore the closets, the basement
and be still my heart
as I make way up the dry and creaking stairway to the attic
that I will treat each dark secret, each wicked promise that I find
as if it were my own.
You inspire me Mrs. Parson’s House
the eternal home of the Rockroad Devil’s Wife.