I am haunted 

by a ghost who once turned a

dove into a dragon


Three times in the night,

I have spoken your name aloud,

asking you to come to me 

in any small way 

Three times you have answered 



Each time

I shake my head,


But there you were,

12 hours behind me


Somehow I have this power 

over you

You, who are innocent 

caught up unaware


What an extraordinary cosmic joke


 Because I mean nothing 

to you

Nor will this poem

Or the soft, gentle calling of my soul



Author's Notes/Comments: 
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allets's picture

I Liked The Implications Of Sorcery

Practiced against an innocent - nice directions in here, a summoning answered. Ouch! - slc



Incompl's picture

Bitter in the best way. Loved

Bitter in the best way. Loved it. 

Let your teeth show

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You have the wonderful ability to create substance from nothing.   ---   Stephen

life_used_to_be_lifelike's picture

Thank you Stephen. You’re

Thank you Stephen. You’re always so kind. 

"It is a terrible thing to be so open. It is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world" -- Sylvia Plath.