It was an elaborate staircase

Bordered by lamps

That seemed suspended in space

They spread a muted glow

Through the crushed raspberry sky

For the sun was fogged into submission 

A lone raven flew into frame

As if onto the set

Of a Hammer horror movie

And then 

At the top of the staircase

A lady in red

Stepped into view 

© Caro Ness 2016