Did she fascinate, charm and beguile? Maybe a distraction for just a while. Did she fill your thoughts in your waking hours and seep into your sleep. Before you knew, were you in too deep? Did she really have that power? With her faraway eyes, she saw other worlds, far beyond the veil. Was she for real or were you lonely?
I woke from a deep, dreamless sleep,
Searching the hinterlands of my awareness.
You had faded away into nothingness,
No longer silently hiding in the shadows,
Watching me from your tangled forest of lies.
I breathed freedom and smiled.
Where do old ghosts go?
I do not know.
Eily Nash ~ 2020