Golden Key or Skeleton Key

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

Skeleton Key
By emschierbeek

That black box you call a soul
Among the cobwebs and the dark
Hides not a treasure but a key
For that is the real treasure
A golden key
A skeleton key
For that is both its shape and purpose
Fitted specially to one lock
Ornate and unused
Bored it sits and waits
The time for collection has arrived
Always I feel its weight on my mind
Now time has come to feel it in my hand
Opening my own tortured soul
I seek its partner
Forged in the same vile mold
The one to free it from its cluttered tomb
But how can I get to your key
If I cannot get to mine?

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THE DAILY POST
Nov 17, 2014
DAILY PROMPT

Golden Key
You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

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framed by window
dead cold lost dark winter chill
grey outside life gone

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Indifference
By emschierbeek

I look into your eyes
But all I see is black
And you
What do you see
When you look into mine
Blue
Blue from the sorrow I feel for you
But you
With your black hating eyes
I will never allow you to belittle my soul by making me hate you
I know what you want
Because your hatred has turned your anger into fury and that into rage
But I am not like you
Soulless and dark
I know my boundaries
I know my place