Holey Sheet


don’t meet your heroes,

if your heroes are ghosts,

you’ll find they are shy

of the traits you like most,

to start with


don’t even have hosts–

no heart,


no parts,


no spark

to their glow…

No shadowed reflection,

No pose for the lens,

No dewy complexion,

No, ghosts aren’t good friends

–just shades

that can blind you,

these specters

remind you,

of ends that will

find you in time…

to vex you,

and hex you,

and often

annex you,

since ghosts need a soul to survive…

so next time

a frisson,

makes your eyes


makes your ears



ghosts are for busting,

and sometimes for cussing,

but never for trusting,

at all.

©Karen Robiscoe

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I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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