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The Steps

The late afternoon light,
Radiant.
A climb steep
And steeped in faith
Dissolving, they
Stop to take  
A picture for posterity.
To ward off obscurity, perhaps.
Heads bowed
As if in reverence
For some imagined deity
Long since forgotten
Or maybe harbored
In some heart
Like a good luck charm,
A rabbit’s foot.
We’ll never know which.
Those on the other side,
Descending
In the broil of sulphur,
Orange and red,
Glowing like coals.
Are they turning away?
Born of the Fire,
Now banished,
Like smoldering embers
To eternity.

Bilder, Illustrationen, ... des Tages, zusammengestellt von Kathrin Schadt.

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