Raymond Miller

stairs talk man

we know each other good long time
had ups and downs i see you grow
from small to taller every day
since early steps just you and lady
racing over me together
almost falling in your urgent
slower now preserving moment
heavier the footprints falling
and so many your descendants
feel like treadmill weight of bearing
when your daughters choose sit on me
talk talk talking all the gossip
me worn torn go threadbare boring
peek up dresses make me lighter
only tiny consolation
maybe perk me up make-over
think about a brand new carpet

man retires to sleep on it
from the landing lady whisper
good job stairs real good job
wanna take a peek?

Copyright © Raymond Miller 2016

Ray Miller is very old and has too many children. His poems have appeared in Prole, Antiphon, Message in a Bottle,  even The British Journal of Psychiatry.


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