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Haunt of William P. Robertson--Master of the Macabre & Gothic Horror: Readings

husband (ghost)

(William P. Robertson)
November 21, 2010
William P. Robertson

Inspiration for "husband (ghost)" came from a weird part of my brain.  Like Edgar Allan Poe said, "The most beautiful thing in the world is a dead, dying, or otherwise unavailable woman."  This poem explores that theme from beyond the grave.  It first appeared in Altered Voice Magazine and later on my audio book CD, Until Death Do Impart.

 

husband (ghost)

 

i negotiate

forbidden

space

 

kinky-haired

she

stretches

 

lets the sun

caress

her skin

 

her breasts

feed fantasy

& supple life

 

i know

i can't

touch her

 

banished

to starlight

chain gang