love notes to ghosts

it started subconsciously

waxing poetic

to the dearly departed

imploring return

a posthumous pardon

my kaleidoscope heart

beckons a beloved

once a lustrous

art nouveau peridot

severed arc’s

of molten gold

inevitably darkened

without him

fractured panes

of caustic black glass

sterling asunder

beveled imperfections

bereft of tenderness

fleeting glimpses

of his reflection

the sweet what if’s

such is

the metamorphosis

when composing

love notes to ghosts

a. duncan, 2018



artwork: seu planeta compartilhado (Your planet shared)’ at the Baroque,Baroque exhibition created by Danish-Icelandic-rooted artist Olafur Eliasson at Winter Palace of Prince Eugene in Vienna, Austria on November 27, 2015

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"She would fill endless notebooks with stories about the characters in her life, their impressions, words, friends, lovers, inspirations, fantasies. She spent her days dreaming up worlds where they fit together in visions; the if only, the never again, the someday. Those who knew her best would describe her as a creature with a clear and sometimes painful sense of herself; furious with ideas and convictions, to a point that she frightened love away with discernment and a relentless strength of character."

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