Basement Of The Old Ones

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Below the floor
At the bottom
Of wide stairs
Waiting
Waiting
Endlessly waiting
Rooms of
Outdated texts
Reams of notes
Forgotten lectures
Where lives
Intellect
Old memory
Basement rooms
Rows of rooms
Telescoping
Back into time
Fall out shelter
Laundry
Furnace
Library
Bedrooms
With high windows
Under the ceiling
A single bed
Covered in papers
Magazines
Isolated deep closets
Or hallways to nowhere
Dark with burned out
Lights and fear
Geiger counters
Rolled maps
Of lost continents
Removed mountains
Barricaded caves
Countries overrun
Rearranged
Leaning piles
Of reminders
Framed awards
Amongst dust mites
Old dog fur
Rappelling harness
Helmets
Crampons
Moth eaten coats
Crumbling drapes
Worn boots
Stiff with age
Spiders reign
Behind a bright
White chest freezer
Filled with
Tiny foil wrapped
Packages of left-overs
Contents arranged
Chronologically
From the bottom
Ancient to unknown
Wadded menus of
Geriatric dinners
Waiting
Still waiting
For youth
To arrive again
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Bear…07.20.2015
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