Behind every face

Behind every face,
There is a door,
A door which has never been
Opened before.

Some are regal,
Some are weathered,
Missing a handle,
Or missing a latch.

Some say “Keep out!”
Written in blood,
Written in chalk,
Or on a sign purchased from a shop.

Some have police tape across the door,
Some have a wreath from Christmas before.

Some have peep holes,
To see who is knocking.
Some have glass windows,
Frosted or not.

Some are inviting and some are eerie,
Some are antique and some are ornate.

Sadly, all are locked.

Gerald Lee Jordan
Diamond Harbour NZ
14 January 2013