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Ghost Story

by Bill Marr
the candle flickers near the end of the story
shadows on the walls stretch then shrink
swaying right, left, back and forth
together we move closer to each other
behind us the windows creak
(are the ghosts too
moved by their own sad stories?)

suddenly I am startled
by the touch of something
someone's cold little hand

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