Two Ekphrastic Poems for Edward Hopper's Steps in Paris
Foot on the Step
Carefully place one foot on the step
then push up, your body rising
to the beat of your heart.
You will climb
out of the darkness
into the light
smelling the air of forgiveness,
the life of air,
the steps to a future.
Crooked steps to a crooked street under a crooked ceiling of a crooked sky. My eyes implode in a circus of light on these crooked steps in my crooked city of stone and blight. Worlds of the sacred surround me as I climb. This is my place. I have found home. At last. After all this time. After all this searching. After all this being. I have found home. At last. At least, until tomorrow.
R. Bremner of Northeast New Jersey, USA, writes of incense, peppermints, and the color of time in such venues as International Poetry Review,Anthem: a Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Climate of Change: Sigmund Freud in Poetry, Paterson Literary Review, Journal of Formal Poetry,etc., etc. He has thrice won Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg awards (2016, 2017, 2018). Ron invites you to visit his Instagram poetry at beat_poet1 and Absurdist_poet.
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