Take the Walls Away


Take the walls away
tear down the heavy draperies
show the dust, the crumbling
but also let the dimmed and faded colors brighten in
the long lost light
the freshening air blasts away the hanging miasma
banishes those things which love only the dark, the dank and secret places
Monsters cannot thrive in a room with open doors and windows wide
if clear eyes cannot be tricked
into fearing bundled linen in half closed closets
and a calm heart doesn’t shiver at the unknown
then the unmade will slither away
like grease poured down a sink
the binding chains are no more than dried and withered vines
clinging to your ankles
break them with confident striding
and look at all the richness uncovered
all that is now possible
once you take the walls away

*artwork by luisa alvarez*


About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. Not.....me. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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