Between our worlds is a gateway,
Not closed by a door or barred by a wall, but hidden in plain sight,
Which of course,
Is the best way to hide something.
To find this gate you simply need to feel it,
And to believe it is there,
Though it also helps to be in good favor with those whose world it leads to.
Children and simple dreamers think any world so beautiful is a place of good,
Where no pain or danger can find a lost traveler.
Be wise and do not be naive,
For all worlds hold evil and all worlds hold good,
And it is up to you to look over your shoulder and guard your back.
A realm of beauty lies beyond,
Of magic and creatures long forgotten, or not yet discovered.
Bring your wits but leave your iron
For offense is not so easily forgiven,
And it is much easier to enter than it is to leave.
Watercolor on cold-press paper, 11X15 inches