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Six Invitations

walk into the wall
walk into the wall, walk in
to the wall, walk into
the wall, walk into the oh,
there’s a door

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key after key
after three-hundred-sixty-
six keys that do not
fit the keyhole I find
the door’s unlocked

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stepping through the door
to find
another door

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who built
all these doorways
anyway?

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something about
a doorway—it seems to want
to be walked through

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or is it the walker
who does the wanting,
already I feel
it rising me
curiosity

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When I feel lonely, my first thought is that you hold the key to my loneliness. … In the end, seeking only brings us to the edge of knowing ourselves.
—Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, November 10

Here it is not,
the key I was looking for,
here where I knocked
on beautiful doors,
and ornate doors, and grand
doors, and ancient doors, and
safe doors, and hidden
doors and doors of November.
But here it is,
so close I could hardly
step without walking into it,
this door that has
no lock, no key,
this door
with my own name
on it.

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