We live with morose ghosts

Mike Bell/ August 28, 2021/ www.mikebellpoems.com

We live with morose ghosts
between our birth & death –
shitty hauntings – a recall of

what-will-be slips – See our
lines of supernumeraries – I
slid [in my tuxedo] across a

stage & a princess danced &
my heart broke [not for her]
& then a death in Paris – I’m

not a royalist – nor a lover of
common ghosts [or blue-ish
blood] – A crowd threw their

finest funeral flowers across
a hearse [its wipers swept at
every dead five quid stem] –

We’ll see ghosts in our sleep
[we’ll dream of sinister lives
‘til we stop supping on love]

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