shadow dancing

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
unbearable stirrings,
the resurgence of want

Pris Campbell

Accepted for publication in Blackmail Press, summer 2003

Art: Jetty by Jack Meredith
copyrighted and used with permission

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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