The Abandoned Hotel

Inside the woods is an abandoned hotel.
Trees grow in the lobby
and up through the rooms.
Limbs jut out through the windows.
It looks like outside
I climb the trees
through 1000 rooms.
I look for you
in each of them.
You’re a long shiny line.

Zachary Schomburg, "The Abandoned Hotel" from Scary, No Scary. Copyright © 2009 by Zachary Schomburg.  Reprinted by permission of Black Ocean.
Source: Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean, 2009)
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