I descended up the stairs into the darkness
to be aware of it all
happy ever after
and waiting for one to fall.
I returned to the lightness
but I felt dizzy
and I stumbled and fell
colliding with a concrete wall.
Yes, I stumbled
and it did not go well.
Battered and bruised,
I was looking for goodness
but ended up feeling more.
There I was was passed out on the floor.
With all that is going on in this world
and with what’s been going on with me
a sudden reality check on my health and reality;
physical, spiritual and mentally.
I looked forward to autumn
the way the gentle light falls tenderly,
but I think I am just at
the beginning of my fall.