What is Locked

1.
hidden springs grotto
with its iron grill and bolt

I Love Jesus
scratched in stone by the bench

nervous graffiti
in the nether regions of mother earth

2.
world of sleep
sealed off from morning coffee

recurring dream
of a sad city

ruined
basilica

3.
the heart

4.
mountainside
with its flight
of stone steps

I’m too crippled
to walk up

mountain laurel

5.
green earth forgotten
like a rusted key

and no one
remembers
the doors it opens