three new keys
were made.
Spare keys
but new keys.
Keys brought into being
by conscious action.
Identical keys
opening the same doors
I’ve always opened
but now
with new keys.
Each opening doors
to the world
where I live now.
Then another key
different than the others
shows up in the mail
without my asking.
A world map
showing new worlds
tumbles unexpectedly
from an envelope.
All keys pointing
to coming changes.
The first three
urge me to look
for new ways
to open doors
in the world
where I already live.
The last key points
to a larger world
to be opened
with new keys
soon to be made.

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Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website:  Visual Advantage Photography website: Flickr Photo Page here: Contact Don Iannone by email:

13 thoughts on “Keys”

  1. “So often times it happens
    That we live our lives in chains
    And we never even know we have the key”

    – The Eagles, “Already Gone”

  2. Aurora…thank you for saying that. I see what you mean. Watch for poetry from the road. Who knows what will turn up. Thanks again.

  3. Don, yes, because a.) the subject matter is multi-layered, b.) it’s presented in an interesting manner, almost upping it a level per verse, and c.) it’s got a good ending, which is really important, to me at least, in poetry. Good job! 🙂

  4. keys doors mazes
    it’s all about finding our way
    (or knowing we’re already there)
    thanks for setting the tumblers moving in this ancient lock 🙂

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