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Phantom Girl
larrylark

The world changed colour, grey to blue.
 1
Light filtered through old yew trees
 2
near where some I knew spent time,
 3
drunk on cider and sweet red wine.
 4
 
 
Something else came to mind.
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Girl, sleepy hollow,
 6
lips hovered above my face.
 7
Eyelids flickering. Life in limbo
 8
 
 
I slept quietly,
 9
lulled by faint chatter.
 10
The light changed as fireflies scattered
 11
disturbed by my waking form.
 12
 
 
She had gone. Where she'd lain
 13
grass came back to life.
 14
Catching first light of rising moon
 15
Against darkening sky.
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7 Oct 17


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