I keep looking at the blue ceiling
royal blue ceiling
crisscrossed by white timbers
framing the blue ceiling and think
of the blue heaven and the white bridge
to the blue heaven, the one way,
and consider the blue heaven
framing the white timbers
the heaven highlighting the one way.
The blue heaven remains, unchanged,
blue highlighting white
white highlighting blue
and I keep expecting to see the flames
of red, orange red, to lighten
the dark places
the dark spaces
the dark interiors.
Photograph by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.