08 Apr 2016 – The Ladder

Stage One: The Infant,
center pole of spinning space.
His mouth. His Diaper.

Stage Two: The Zealot,
God and guns and rigid rules
to keep back chaos.

Stage Three: Destruction,
all you ever thought you knew
in burned out craters.

Stage Four: Desire,
God’s names heard in sparrows songs
which leave you weeping.