Now those eidolic dread horses

have scarred your slumber
and even your furniture
has silent, open mouthed nightmares
over the too soon dead school friends
who never ended their crossings
where there she stoops in shroud
ghastly knelt as in prayer
and you can’t see through the tricks
of light that scream “she’s there”
your crumpling chest boiling
as the bones in your legs atomize
while those without body cross
the empty room, no need to surmise
that which lies bereft and restless
may yet have something to say
and you are the luckless soul
who lives within their byway

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    Nancy Denofio says

    Paul, in this poem I picture someone getting reading to leave and attend a reunion of some sort, but he pictures them as horses at the crossings of so many years, and the “luckless soul?” I can picture floating above watching all those bodies who have changes. Good poem, my thoughts, as with any poem, brought me to a specific place. – Nancy

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