Inexplicable staircases
intact, in forest
untouched by walkers
wisely the animals avoid
deadened air, disturbed
only by djinni invitation
a woodland sirencall
to ascend the curiosity

Do not climb

Waypoints between worlds
always moving
scattered through neutral lands
where the thread is thinnest
and old eyes observe the old pacts 

Do not violate

Lying in ambush, gleeful
imitation of flesh
the face wearers, voice mimicks
not quite human
enough to bait fools

Do not listen

Innocents rent in two
body portions found years later
unaged, freshly departed
only broken minds return whole

Do not climb