An old signature from someone dead
isn't much of a ghost,
yet it can stomp around
the empty attic of your heart
and shake the same chains
you believed cast off long ago,
leaving you spooked enough
to lie when asked what's wrong.
Richard LeDue (he/him) lives in Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. He has been published both online and in print. He is the author of nine books of poetry. His latest book, “It Could Be Worse,” was released by Alien Buddha Press in May 2023.