Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…


Did the builder really skip the thirteenth floor?
Is there really no room 13?
Maybe they exist in an alternate plane of reality
Maybe on Friday the thirteenth the button
for the 13th floor will manifest.

I would push it.
I would get off on the 13th floor and
Open the door to 1313 (I’m sure it won’t be locked)
And discover what all the fuss is about.
Maybe that’s where persecuted pagans hide out
from sanctimony and censure.
Where magic is as natural as breathing and
Nature is as magical as breathing and
Breathing is the only thing that’s mandatory.
Is that where all the missing people live?
Did they get off the elevator on the 13th floor
and forget to get back on again because they
were having too much fun?
I’m riding the elevator today.
But I’m taking you with me
just in case.



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