The stairs rise toward Heaven
cutting through a field of emerald green.
The temple is an immense gray fortress.
The stones are still stained with blood.
It is a reminder that rituals
are of human origins.
In this place, the grass and sky are holy
and every step is a rung on Jacob’s ladder;
The footsteps are the pilgrimage;
a sacred journey of the soul.
The burden of the steps is the true sacrifice,
the one that merges the Soul with heaven.