Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

  • Mood:

The ghosts of Las Vegas

I light candles for my ghosts.

Jackson, straggly-haired, pajama-clad, the sudden center of us all for a brief flare of time.

Hal, handsome and cocky - and vulnerable only with me, his confessor.

I sit cross-legged on my basement floor, lighting candles for defiant Jill, for Lori who lost her mind, for Romney and Web and Chris.

May you be alive, and may you be well.

For golden-haired Garet, inextricably linked to me and Layne.

May you get out from under.

For the known dead - for Jason and Donald.

May you be at peace.

For Layne.

Always, always for Layne.

You are loved.

I wish I could have saved you.

  • Liminality #11!

    Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry Issue 11 Spring 2017 “The Well” – Alex Harper “Wild Cartography” – Alexandra Seidel “October…

  • Last night's Facebook post

    Because this is where he's sending people... If you are involved in a local consent discussion and are up on my page looking for a response to Judah…

  • Liminality #10!

    (“a well-beaten path does not always make the right road”, by Jenny Downing) Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry Issue 10 Winter…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.