Stairs

How far up
The mountain you are

Through a dream
Sweet and warm and new

Hard ache of cold
Cracking under sunlight

The wind that survives
Drifts to stillness

Place your feet
Where sun fills the steps

Eternity kisses you forever

Your body filled with bite marks
Not all from the same mouth

The cold stone takes time to get warm
Your heart can be resurrected

This mountain
Built rock by rock

Forever a young woman
Unable to sing an innocent song

Grip the stone
Instead of letting it fall

It will give you your love back