Entryway – December Lace

Your bones will lock and chill if you remain out there
Come in
Your red-rimmed eyes look tired
Release your shine to the Collector, you’ll see
Cross over, see the design-
Architecture on a grander scale than you can comprehend
Though dim now, I’m told it will be pierced by light

The design above you, you inquire:
Gaping mouths, eyes cast upward, neck muscles straining, arms reaching
No, it’s not agony- it’s just darkly beautiful, you see
The lack of light is because the fixtures need to be replaced
Repairs are scheduled for tomorrow

Brave souls are told to cross over
Enter here, give your shine to the Collector
Be not afraid, the shadowed archway with
Ancient engravings and twisted carvings is
Only art, for it pleases the Collector to collect all things

All are welcome and accepted here, trust me
I would know, I’ve been here a while
Crouched on a bent stool just inside the rickety door
The first step inside is heavier than the rest,
But once both feet are in
You won’t even remember the jagged path behind you

Oh, ignore the cramping doorframe, it’s just temporary
Come have a look, disregard the locks, broken bolts
Join us, we accept all
Your bones will lock and chill out there


December Lace is a former professional wrestler and pinup model. She has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Molotov Cocktail, Pussy Magic Lit, Lonesome October, and Awkward Mermaid as well as the forthcoming Rhythm & Bones YANYR Anthology. She can be found on Twitter @TheMissDecember.


Image via Pixabay


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