L Trent

from I Leave the House and the Ghost Comes With Me

I.

 

ghost means genderless

dead, but present, you don’t live

but haunt, you’ve left

the dull, heavy body and prove

an intangible something

survives it, if terrible

in mission, if lonely

in office, if uncertain

of direction,  if mindless

in repetition, you are still

here, ceaselessly

moving and confusing

the smoke alarms

the silken curtains

the good, small dogs

the cat on the mantel

the television signal

 

 

 

 

L Trent‘s poetry includes the chapbooks You aren’t in this movie and The Women
in Charge from dancing girl press, the poetry collection One Perfect
Bird, & the novels Echo Lake & Almost Dark.