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
inside.
 
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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