Ghost


You move through existence
no one noticing except
when the dishes need washing
or the laundry folded

you think about your past life
memories of dreams before
reality kicked you in the face
and left you bleeding in the street

you wonder what happened
to that person who made the plans
to dig up dinosaur bones and travel
living life to the fullest

replaced by the sad specter
you see in the mirror
floating through the life
you have been haunting

you meet new people
rattle your chains to be noticed
you start to live vicariously
through others’ achievements

only experiencing temporary joy
as you begin to wonder
if any one would notice
your absence

then realize that the space
you occupied would quickly
be filled by a warmer
body than yours

the void only being felt
when the dishes needed washing
or the laundry folded
since you are only a Ghost

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Ghost by Idgie Stark is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Author: idgiestark

Writer of things.

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