The Breakthrough


a tall, dark stone wall
has cracked!
Starlight and air 
can drift through, into
the unimaginable darkness within.

Filth, stench, funk and black dust
fill the cold, dark space behind that grim, demon-carved
Idol's wall.
Now exposed
to the antiseptic touch of fresh air,
the Vileness within cannot abide.

The boil has been lanced.
Now healing can happen.