conversations with ghosts/

©2021 Michael Raven

conversations with ghosts
of my dead imaginary friends
sitting around the firepit
in that october country
beyond the veil of dreams

we drink whiskey
smoke cigarettes
and tell tall tales
full of requited loves
exquisite successes
and, yes,
fears overcome, too

[revenges? on occasion]

even there
the march of time and
the gloaming of
morningside comes

the words, laughter
become paper shadows
hiding repressed
keening crawling forth

first the tales
then the spirits
then the fire burns
ashen low

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