At the Foot of Jacob's Ladder

Note: I wrote this poem after reading "The Jacob's Ladder" by Denise Levertov.

 Jacob's Dream statue and artwork on the campus of Abilene Christian University

Jacob's Dream statue and artwork on the campus of Abilene Christian University

It is a treacherous thing,
to go climbing with angels--

they make it look so easy.

Perhaps I should just sit
and watch for a while,

letting my heart make the ascent.