Poem #25

Jacob’s Ladder

Banded rungs 

of fabric steps 

rising to greet 

the angels

It was so clear

in my mind.


In the stitching

the central silver strip

shifted to one side,

mocked my motives.


As clarity slipped

I mused:

Why call the angels

to a wrestling match?


10 thoughts on “Poem #25

  1. Mariss, this poem is just perfect. The last two lines have stayed with me since I first read it last week. Where is the book? You really need to publish another book of poetry. And yes, the quilt is beautiful too. It has taken me this long to comment because I’ve had some password issues but seem to have finally sorted that out. Are you on Instagram? I have discovered a wonderful instagram feed called dquilter3boys I’d love you to take a look at it. She does quilting and cross stitch and the fabrics and canvasses are just gorgeous.


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