I have been having encounters with living things,

some seen, some not.

I am haunted by the living.

I long for the peace of ghost towns,

but they are filled.

I escape to the woods and deserts;

there are strange and haunting sounds.

When I climb into my time machine with wheels

to run away, I see the dead bugs

on the windscreen, inside,

I hear a fly buzz.

It is not the ghosts of the lived

that creep me out,

it is the living of the ghosts.

About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

2 responses to “Haunted”

  1. johnsmithiiimxiii says :

    Thanks for the applause, I am glad you liked it. It just crawled out of the woodwork.

    Liked by 1 person

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