A Question of Doorways #1

The topiary of doorways
renders them ambiguous.

A surfeit of entrances. Few
ways out. Enter, & risk

entrapment. Otherwise?
Follow the line. It may end

in sunlight or continue on
until night captures it. There is

a difference between mazes
& labyrinths. A pattern

to one, the other full of
doors that are not closed

until you try to open them.
A passage is the space

between two doors. The space
is hope. The doors despair.

Mark Young’s most recent books are Bandicoot habitat & lithic typology, both from gradient books of Finland. An e-book, For the Witches of Romania, is due out from Beard of Bees.

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