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Ghosts

Dark settles on the walls. The 
street lamp blinks some light, 
then dies, then blinks again. A 
moth- stuck inside the room- 
pares its wings on the glass, 
falls to the windowsill, 
then does it again. My eyelids 
do the same. 

I remember his mouth; how the 
ghosts under his tongue 
slid through the cracks of his 
teeth, found mine, stayed there. 
And the birds at the backs of 
our eyes drank too much to 
leave. 

He told me there's a life of 
everything, somewhere else; 
one that isn't made of feathers 
or concrete. 
I'd be the flayed moth that made 
it through the glass, 
He, the sun, and my guts would 
be warmed under him.

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 1:26:00 PM

    Wow great poem Violet. Deeply expressed, in somewhat of a dark tone. Enjoyable overall. Check out my poems. Peace.