The Spirit and the Chandelier

The Spirit and the Chandelier, poem, steven james humphreys

I had to take a walk

in the forest

this was after that spirit

kept dancing around my

magnificent chandelier

round and round

the bridge had been

knocked out by the last


and you could look out

and see how the farmland

was affected

but, that spirit followed me

out of my mansion

and stood there

just staring at me

poking her head

out from a tree

and I keep wondering

what it was

she was trying

so wordlessly

to tell me

I’ve asked her many times

in words and mental


and when I do

she disappears

until the

next time

the old




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