The Ghost in the Hallway


Surely you were apparition —
there within reach of these hands
that once held yours so freely.

I could not resist stepping through
the curtain of your space and my space
just to see if you — if we — were real.

I know you knew I was there,
even if you could not meet my eyes.
The waver in your voice gave you away.

Did you feel me touch you
as you walked away?

WORDS, ©2015, Jen Payne

11 thoughts on “The Ghost in the Hallway

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at

Up ↑

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: