Thursday, July 29

Guardian of the Threshold

the wall extends into the misty mountains
where signal-keepers watch warily
as the madoffs steadily advance
ready for a frontal assault
stealing the liminal and marketing it
seduction causes a wall to crumble
as the sweet music of comfort calls
singing a hymn of joy to the world
the guardian rushes to defend
the child tempted by the sparkle
and luminosity of the siren song
roaring with anger
striking at tables topped with filth
the guardian casts a sacred net
stopping the advance
for today

Poem: ©Terri Stewart
Photo credit: ©Christine Valters Paintner,


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