2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14

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Okay, we're now a full two weeks into this challenge. How's everyone holding up? l've been pretty pleased with my output so far--even working a few form poems into the mix. Anywho, we wrote kind poems yesterday, so today I'm going in a different direction for my little boys.

For today's prompt, write a deadly and dangerous poem. Or you could write just a deadly poem. Or you could write a just dangerous poem. Feel free to poem on the wild side today!

Here is my attempt:

"Ghosts"

Of course, we walk through a cemetery,
though Will prefers to call it a graveyard,
and we talk about the weight we carry
around our big house on the boulevard,

though Will prefers to call it a graveyard.
Always something else, he labels the things
around our big house on the boulevard
as if we live in some movie showing

always something else. He labels the things
we never speak about from our dark past
as if we live in some movie showing
all of the curses and spells that we cast.

We never speak about from our dark past
those last fading specks of purple twilight.
All of the curses and spells that we cast
over our shoulders burn into the night--

those last fading specks of purple twilight--
and we talk about the weight we carry
over our shoulders. Burned into the night,
of course, we walk through a cemetery.

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