Staircase: Dracula's Castle
This is a dream staircase,
no sign of nightmare--
with curves too clean.
And the satisfying sense of contrast, of order.
And those simple strokes.
And the gentle whites and grays.
As if a painter's brush
held by a lover
would gently trace
the whole brain's shape
and call it good.
Except for the cold--
Except for the terrifying gold--
Photographer's note: "…a favourite photo I took at Bran Castle in Romania, also known as Dracula's Castle, though he lived there only a couple of months."
Shirley Glubka is a retired psychotherapist, the author of four poetry collections, a mixed genre collection, and two novels. Her latest poetry collection is Through the Fracture in the I: Erasure Poetry; her most recent novel: The Bright Logic of Wilma Schuh. Shirley lives in Prospect, Maine with her spouse, Virginia Holmes. Website: http://shirleyglubka.weebly.com/ Online poetry at The Ekphrastic Review here; at 2River View here; at The Ghazal Page here; and at Unlost Journal here and here.
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