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GHOST VISIT by Brian Rihlmann

Posted in Brian Rihlmann with tags on November 15, 2019 by Scot

 

He’s been gone
a couple months now,
but the waves keep coming,
as her sniffles and sobs
drift through the office.

But today I hear a snort,
an eruption of giggling,
and glance over
to see her
hunched over her desk,
hands covering her mouth.

After a moment,
she sits back
in her chair, sighs,
and whispers,
“Honey, you’ve got to quit
saying stuff like that
while I’m at work.”

I look around,
Listen…
but I see no traces,
hear no echoes.

He’s only here
for her.

OH WELL by Brian Rihlmann

Posted in Brian Rihlmann with tags on May 13, 2019 by Scot
this was just another morning
when I pulled into the parking lot
of the coffee shop
and saw the lilacs blooming
in the island
surrounded by the red curb
and didn’t feel like walking over
and smelling them
oh well…
I guess I’ve smelled them
before
haven’t I?