with ghosts

I went to sleep
with ghosts last night

some dead
some still living

whispered softly

the why
and what
of long ago
anew as though
right now


in my mind
they whirl around
spinning dervish-like
memories spreading
wise as skirts

fling them



all the rest

that I might be
in peace

some little peace
my spectres gather strength
once more

© Frank Prem, 2016

Poem #26: a casual meeting with the banjo frog

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