Marble Staircase 

Marble Staircase 

Can you remember when magic first touched you?
Before the show, before the wands,
Before the ocean first touched your toes
Before the bunny, before Walt Disney
Before your uncle took away your nose
It was the day your father brought home a token
An eraser of no particular importance
And made it appear from behind his back
You reminisce in that flashback
And draw with a token meant to erase
Black paper, and white to decorate
Night sky, star paint
Only at the turn of the millennial
Do you realize that your whole life was shaped
By an object meant to erase
Only at the turn of the millennial
Do you realize
That you took a black paper page
And sculpted
A marble staircase
What magic an eraser can create

Glasgow City Chambers - Staircase - 7



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