Ghosts and Gods

Is the shadow you cast from the sun
the same
as that
sent flooding from the moon?

A man can lose his mind in under a minute
from a lifetime
of non-locality and shadows
become his heroes.

He saw the space inside people,
The vast airs within atoms,
The insubstantial chasm 
Between electrons
Like flying deserts in tiny skies
And he thought himself into oblivion.

We are the monsters that hide 
beneath the bed,
the phantoms in the woods

We are the reason ghosts
and gods 
leave the light on. 

We are the dim outline imitating
beings we cannot imagine
as they slink in their way
under many unthinkable suns
followed by us, dark emptiness.

◄ Man Bites Dog

Saturn and the Hymn of the Ring-Makers ►


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Alan Travis Braddock

Tue 26th Feb 2019 14:52

The darkness is behind us all the time and we spend our time flying from the endless empty, which is why religions were invented... Not that so many tell you anything but 'kill the none-believers'. "Test all things and hold to that which is good" (somebody said that, not me, but how do you know?)

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kealan coady

Fri 22nd Feb 2019 08:52

Thank you, the comments are much appreciated

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Fri 22nd Feb 2019 08:29

Chilling and bleak. Food for thought.

Thank you

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Fernwood Press

Thu 21st Feb 2019 23:58

This gave me chills. Giving thought to things like this can take someone down an interesting road.

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