Ticket to Write – 18

My Ghosts


I don’t want
to write about the ghosts
The way to good writing is
set pen to page & open a vein
& poetry more so
poems they say
must come from the heart
but the ghosts
have nothing to do with
my so-called heart
they’re personal.
however ‘liberated’, ‘modern’
has something personal.
for me it is ghosts.
They are the shadow
gliding past in daylight
The sudden bewilderment
like a slap to the throat
The halt midstride
because the ground might not
be solid anymore
The seeing something moving
that’s not there.
The second glance.  & Third.
And even if I give you
all the rest
the ghosts are mine.


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"A writer is an introvert: someone who wants to tell you a story but doesn't want to have to make eye contact while doing it." - Adapted from John Green
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