Ghost by Lucia Larsen
your love has proven false
pressed against the fishnet veil
-how can you fear a shadow of a body
that once was sheltered by your hand?
-how can you hide from a life lost
that once was screwed to your soul?
-how can you plug your ears from a cry
that once was shushed with lazy kisses?
-how can you withhold a familiar voice
that once was strung with such reassurances?
-how can you believe I would hurt you now
when I am left unglued?
for even when I was girded with bone and teeth
they were as satin sheets and sweetened milk to you
Lucia Larsen is from Chicago and is currently studying for her Masters in Environmental Management at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Her work has appeared in The Unpublishable Zine. She can be found on Twitter @mslucialarsen and on Instagram @lucialarsen