We are ghosts

Two audio recordings of me reading We are ghosts:

We are ghosts
& certainly
To each other

I felt it today
Especially
While reading
Your words

It’s like at one
Point all
We wanted
Was to be 
Together
&
Forever

& then
I guess
You didn’t
Want that
Anymore

I wanted you
To feel meaning
Not for you
To trap
& then
Release me

I wonder really
What you’re trying
To tell me

I know you
Struggle
A lot
With
Being

I promise

You though

You’ll find life
When you accept
Ghostness

I have become
A ghost
Many times
Over &
Now I’m made
Of Ʀther

Fully & completely

I am a ghost
I have been so
For so long now

Maybe one
Day you’ll
Know me
Really
But I no
Longer 
Cross my
Fingers

& that’s
For obvious
Reasons

Ā© Niliema Karkhanis


Authourā€™s note: a poem for day 16 of a month of poetry 2021.


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