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Staircase

June 23, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


There’s a staircase in Doorham

that nobody goes up

and nobody goes down

because it doesn’t exist—

only whispering memories.

 It only exists when you sit on the roof

on New Years’ Eve

with a bottle of beer

and a little pink balloon,

Remembering.


The author's comments:

A journal blerb...a spark of an idea. What does it mean? I don't know. I wrote a story about a  people who live on a mysterious staircase, which may explain this poem.


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on Jul. 13 2021 at 8:59 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

fyi in the book im writing i wrote the blerb already. its literally spelled blerb and used in a dead serious setting and tone.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jun. 29 2021 at 3:27 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

its ok whatever you meant.

on Jun. 28 2021 at 11:12 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

oh floof! i just wrote a poem and published it and it was about discrimination against my church. in the sidenote i said it was in a book and I was just rayin when I realized you would think I meant you. floof, sorry. i should have clarified: it was a published book by an adult that was entirely about stigma and full of anti-church sentiment(based on 2 reviews, one by someone who supported it and seemed to have little or no church exposure and the other by a Jewish man living in utah with loads of lds friends and neighbors and coworkers who has a lot of respect for the church. ). it wasn't your book and I really hope you see this before it goes thru and you maybe read it. soooo sorry if it comes across that way. i wasn't talking about anyone on ti, let alone you.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Jun. 27 2021 at 4:21 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

yeah I get on favorite word kicks too.

on Jun. 27 2021 at 3:38 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

oh i love it! and i cant wait to read the story!
blerb is my new favorite word.