Ghostwriter

My yesterdays
are the barely-
audible ghosts
that go bump
in the night –

in-wall scratching
and plaintive cries
that are not quite
canine-feline-human
just sadness

the way it sometimes
roams with no particular
destination.  Or
a bug in the ear
that crawls the inside

arc of the skull
leaving wormtracks
from sweetspot
to sourwood.
Wall-of-Death

rider down the parietal
lobe upsidedown
and backwards
looping to the day
you said goodbye.

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About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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One Response to Ghostwriter

  1. Ghosts speaking in the night…bugs, who knows what they do when we’re sleeping? Death and farewell – powerful imagery…

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