To be Haunted

One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

Far safer, of a midnight meeting
External ghost,
Than an interior confronting
That whiter host.

Far safer through an Abbey gallop,
The stones achase,
Than, moonless, one’s own self encounter
In a lonesome place.

Ourself, behind ourself concealed,
Should startle most;
Assassin, hid in our apartment,
Be horror’s least.

The prudent carries a revolver,
He bolts the door,
O’erlooking a superior spectre
More near.

Emily Dickinson

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About Alan

Alone in a sea of spinifex.
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One Response to To be Haunted

  1. Alan says:

    Now Is

    Currently blank;
    No memory
    Beginning lost
    End beyond view
    Now. Is.
    No knowledge of not.
    Being.
    No future foreseen ,
    A past, only of pain.
    Now. Is.

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