Jacob’s Ladder

I come tumbling

down Jacob’s Ladder again.

My world crumbling now,

with each rung I descend.

I would spend eternity

in every hell,

if it could mean

Paradise for you;

and smile with the certainty

that sacrifice gives only to a few.

This world doesn’t see you as I do,

I will die in love with what I see;

I will be your fading trepidation,

if you are my triumphant reverie.

HG – 2016

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