my feet tread in circles
through a midnight quiet house.
ghosts shadowdance from corners
striating old memories
across body and heart
a half-finished dream lingers;
sails white against blue
buoys red and keening
wind salting my hair
the resurgence of want
Accepted for publication in Blackmail Press, summer 2003
Art: Jetty by Jack Meredith
copyrighted and used with
Jack Meredith hails from Avalon, Australia.
His paintings are vibrant and filled with
colour. He has appeared on my pages
several times. Thank you again, Jack!
Music: Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel
(the song title is unrelated to the poem)
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