A haunting

Parsing meaning
From unreal
The methodical rotations
Of gravity worn bodies

& ascetic ghosts
The air
Around you

Pleasantly drunk
On aether with much
To tell

Whispering anecdotes
Translated aphorisms
Coded in winds
Reading rooms

Walls cannot contain
Their hungry forms
Weathered by the friction
Of passing storms

Howls mixing
With calls from
Wind & thunderous

You disrespect lands
& peoples
& then dismiss the
Hauntings of hungry

Most were not made
To repeat in sync
With atrocities

From subtle airs
The ghosts remind us
Of pasts & futures
The multiverse of existences
A haunting of meanings

© Niliema Karkhanis

Authour’s note: a poem for day 30 of a month of poetry 2021 using Your daily word promptsparse‘ & ‘ascetic‘ & Word of the day challenge promptevanescent‘.

Featured image by Jr Korpa from Unsplash

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