Tag Archives: haunted

Reel Time

Where was I then, or better yet, who? All night long I listen to the edges of old photographs brushing against the delicate contours of memory, and thank god for windows and doors.   (Photo by Cindy Sherman)

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Debutante

Debutante, left to smolder and ash, traceless, in some afterlife, unannounced to the trailing cortege.   (Artwork by Linda Stojak)

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Unreaching Anya

Anya I long to reach you only because I know that you are unreachable. It keeps my longing in a chrysalis state, a cocoon state. Nothing ever grows, it simply hums and palpitates and aspires toward growth. It is the … Continue reading

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Bard

Bardic task at hand, to bask, in solitude, bare– Light passing over.

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Crumbs

On a moonless night, portrait of an inner child– follow the bread crumbs.

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Girl

Shrouded in white fire, barred from true exit, she, a marvelous and fearful shudder, is torn mysteriously from dreams rounded by the sleep of babes fitted to gallows.

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TV

Light, a beacon in a fish-bowl. It was the only channel Bobby received at night after his parents went to sleep, after his vision adjusted to the warning signals arraigned in silence.

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The Chairs

Stiff-spined, hammer-headed, squat-bottomed, rubble-flecked alternates to the chairs that once stilled motion and held human life; the people lost, the flights canceled, the chairs a stirring musical memory, a ghostly paean to the dashed dreams of a grave new world, … Continue reading

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