The dark horse runs unnoticed at night (A poem)

This bit of mysteriousness emerged from somewhere…

The scene of my surrender
is one flight up
from the sidewalk

This is where I lived
before the war
that took you from me

I couldn’t wait to leave
but chose to stay

My open-door policy
trapped me inside

I spent years here
stashing away my secrets
so I’d never know

Five in the morning
always came too soon
to let you in

Fifteen years on
it’s all different

Forty-six steps ago
what happened here
faded into time

Silence for the asking
tuned out, asleep

I’ve forgotten more
than the memories
buried here

There’s no way
to come back from that
but I’m not going back

(13 January 2016)