Sojourner in You

door to the clouds
The Door to the Clouds digital photography by Christian Schloe

Your heart: an elevator to the stars,
the door to the clouds.
Your arms: a place of great safety
from rising/turning tide.
Your eyes: endlessly spiraling staircases.
Whether up or down, I want to go
where those stairs lead me to.
Me: a sojourner
in the mystery of you.
— Sojourner in You by Annette Marie Hyder, after “The Door to the Clouds” digital photography by Christian Schloe