HALLOWS EVE: GHOST TIMELINE

1998

i played with a ouija board in an old cottage

past my bedtime

with a group of girls

my mom warned me:

your invitation to the dead will kindly be accepted

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i closed my eyes

letters formed words with intonation-

                                a crack in my voice produced a curious question

i don’t believe in you i don’t believe in you

there are a certain combination of words that my mouth will not utter out loud

that my brain won’t let hover for too long

i don’t believe in you

the ghosts will haunt you if they hear you say you don’t believe

how offended they are

stubbornly, they’ll prove you wrong

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2007

my friend told me about one of you she showed me a picture of you your skin so pale your hair surprisingly shiny

you must brush it

i don’t believe in you

1. a creak in your home

2. when your hair stands on your gangly arms

3. a movement taunting your peripheral vision

4. suddenly waking in the night — your heart thumping, afraid before your mind even is

5. the silence of the moon

6. every time you enter a basement

there they are

                wandering in your path

i don’t believe in you i don’t believe in you i don’t believe in you i don’t

you can call them if you want

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you can wake at 3am

i sleep with my clock turned down

2013 my mom said she has seen you. she believes in you.

maybe that’s why she warned me when i was a girl in a cottage

who are you? i don’t believe in you

                                    maybe you’ve never seen one, heard one

                                                                    felt one

don’t say a ghost’s name don’t say a ghost’s name

i don’t believe in you

but i’ll never tell you that.

 

About glowerpower

am a 22 year old (wo)manchild, with an affinity for cacti and secretly recording myself singing songs by rihanna...
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