Temple Door
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juniperlake
juniperlakeThoughts about life, existence, and me.
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On betrayal, and learning to trust.

Temple Door

I am osseous and sharp,

I am osseous and sharp, Sensitive, and exposed,

Touched at the core by

Touched at the core by, Simple things,

Touched at the core by, Simple things, To other people they are,

Touched at the core by, Simple things, To other people they are, Simple things,

I resonate,

I resonate, Hollowed out,

I resonate, Hollowed out, A reverberation of every word

I resonate, Hollowed out, A reverberation of every word, In my chest,

Each moment leaves

Each moment leaves, The chambers quaking,

Each moment leaves, The chambers quaking, Each voice, a gong.

I close the temple doors

I close the temple doors, No one takes their shoes off

I close the temple doors, No one takes their shoes off, Before entering,

I close the temple doors, No one takes their shoes off, Before entering, Anyway.

I invite you in

I invite you in, From the small, careful, place of

I invite you in, From the small, careful, place of, The peephole in the door.

It's hinges no longer swing open,

It's hinges no longer swing open, Welcoming,

It's hinges no longer swing open, Welcoming, with trust.

The salt of betrayal,

The salt of betrayal, Has turned them

The salt of betrayal, Has turned them, To rust

I sit, oblate

I sit, oblate, And before long,

I sit, oblate, And before long, Not even the keeper

I sit, oblate, And before long, Not even the keeper, Can find the right key.

Rain falls, moss grows, vine crawls,

Rain falls, moss grows, vine crawls, And soon,

Rain falls, moss grows, vine crawls, And soon, Those who came

Rain falls, moss grows, vine crawls, And soon, Those who came, With dirty feet and,

Rain falls, moss grows, vine crawls, And soon, Those who came, With dirty feet and, Bad intentions,

Rain falls, moss grows, vine crawls, And soon, Those who came, With dirty feet and, Bad intentions, Find no reminder

Of where they left their litter.

A garden climbs across these walls,

A garden climbs across these walls, Slowly,

A garden climbs across these walls, Slowly, Shudders of resistance

A garden climbs across these walls, Slowly, Shudders of resistance, From foundations,

A garden climbs across these walls, Slowly, Shudders of resistance, From foundations, Weaken,

And one day nature will

And one day nature will, Reclaim this dirt,

And I,

And I, Freed and anew,

And I, Freed and anew, Will no longer hurt

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