“Staircase”
by Keith Richmond

What we know of what life has to offer,
is learned in each step that we take;
and what will hold us to each other,
will be the choices that we make.

You see, life is like a flight of stairs,
a passage from floor to floor;
we can have it connect us to true love,
or we can hide behind each door.

The choice to venture out is clear,
for what you do not want to miss,
is that halfway up that staircase,
you may be greeted with a kiss.

Then hand in hand together,
will step a partnership of love,
it will prove to you life’s offer,
and now kisses fill each floor above.

Credit: Keith Richmond