Shadows & ghosts

Are egos more than shadows?

Can they unsew themselves

from our Peter Pan bodies

and explore the world for their own?


Are egos just like ghosts?

Separating themselves from the souls

which massage them

to torture and haunt those who left them.


Is it your ego which continues

to appear to me in bed?

In this house I have built

for myself and a for a man

who isn’t yourself.


Do you feel better for knowing

you still visit me?

Parasitic dreams and could have beens

relying on nothing but the bitter

taste and sustenance

of a past which never made the future.


Are egos more than shadows

and can I wield this needle

and thread, as if it were a weapon?



Image by abigail2resident from Pixabay

Written for #escapril2020

Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

Signed copies on Etsy

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