The Staircase

Dissolution in lucid resolve
as shadows burn holes in the wall
empty planets and shades of the mind
block the doorways inside
In the marrow of thoughts sleeps a lowland of grief
a labyrinth of creeper and weeds
And amongst walls of nightshade as spectrum collides
would you recognize?

    ...but you're not quite awake or alive...
    (leave them bloodless)
    in the empyrean you reside.
    Faces fall
    in a dark dissolve 
    and this last dream
    ...is not quite as it seems

Hallowed corridors' floorboards astray
to the long foreseen close of the day
As we descend to the basement
and just fall away
A disparity drips from within
in the stillness, a single light dims
With a poisoning blindness, destruction of sight
you have turned the tide

    ...but you're not quite awake or alive
    (leave them bloodless)
    in the empyrean you reside.
    Faces fall
    in a dark dissolve 
    and this last dream
    ...is not quite as it seems

Soaring over horizons we have to let go
and quietly whisper farewell 
in a common celestial unknown 
Voyagers, we arise in one great cosmic death
in the shimmering light of the grove
as the catacombs answer our call

on the night's edge
when this life ends
we can forget 
all that's been said
on the night's edge (on the night's edge awake from this dream)
when this life ends (when this life ends the suffering, suffering)
we can forget (all's forgiven but please don't leave me)
all that's been said (one last look and I'm)
breathless