The Passage

The Passage

(The following poem was featured on the blog Words Across the Oceans in March 2015, inspired by the art featured as part of a picture prompt challenge and featuring dozens of poets and authors providing their own interpretation. Here is mine.)



Picture Prompt Challenge Interpretation


THE PASSAGEĀ  by chris Kuhn


Step forward, my friend

I implore you, come here

What lies beyond comfort

Is nothing to fear.

A glow looms high above you

Sheds light upon your dreams

Embrace the warmth, the naked truth

Much nearer than it seems.

Move past each foggy limit

Greet every inch of dark

And give yourself permission

Exchange your cloak for stark.

Though danger lurks by entry

No greater loss prevails

Than desire buried deep inside

Or truth behind a veil.


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