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The Floor

The floor is something we must fight against.
Whilst seemingly mere platform for the human
Stance, it is that place that men fall to.
I am not dizzy. I stand as a tower, a lighthouse;
The pale ray of my sentiency flowing from my face.

But should I go dizzy I crash down into the floor;
My face into the floor, my attention bleeding into
The cracks of the floor.

Dear horizontal place, I do not wish to be a rug.
Do not pull at the difficult head, this teetering
Bulb of dread and dream. . .

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Poem The Floor - Russell Edson