Meridian

Written by: Samantha McDougal

Steady
This
Ladder
Like you
Steadied
Your Pace.

Hold it tightly 
In your
Troubled 
Manner.

Slow it down.
But keep it moving.
Moving
Towards
The Walls.

Up to the
Place
Where 
Discrete 
Men Shame

When you 
Called 
My name
Without a
Sound.

Where a blank
Expression
Carries 
Craving
Like a parasite
Strapped 
To the back of a
Poison.

Where you know you'll ascend.

When your
Steps
Break from
The 
Concrete
In a double
Stepping 
Speed,
Much like the
Tonic of a
Servicing Seed.

Don't intoxicate me.

Slip your hands
Up
The 
Entertainers
Exotic Bars
And 
Come
Rising and Climbing 
Up
To 
The 
 Hole in the wall.