Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Ghost by Steven Bruce

To roam a silent sea
reaching far as eyes can see.

To be salt in the blue
lung of Icarus.

To be a forgotten rabbit
in the magician’s black hat.

To be an invitation lost in the post.

To be a mite muscling through
the dust of day-to-day life.

To be a plump callus
on the damp palm of Sisyphus.

To be a feast spoiling in the hall
of some forgotten king.

Steven Bruce is a poet, writer, and award-winning author. His poetry and short stories have appeared in magazines, webzines, and anthologies worldwide. In 2018, he graduated from Teesside University with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. He is the recipient of the Literary Titan Golden Book Award, the Firebird Book Award, and the Indies Today Five-star Recommendation Badge.