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Three Short Ghost Stories

A hundred of these days
beginning now
a staircase – a cantaloupe
guts come gushing out

Imagine children humming grown men to sleep
these things happen
if only
in the repetition of worried faces

Back roads leading to garbled
sexual advances
of bats and the butcher loose
in mothers walk-in closet.

This poem appears in the 2007 Anthology
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