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Ghost Speaker

Posted: June 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: poetry, writing | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

Is he OK? We never heard from him last night.
Absent Man of the hour.
Guest speaker stuck in traffic
or worse.

Aging cloak of fog.
Changes plans,
hides things.

We guessed and worried and assumed and improvised.
Guest speaker became ghost speaker.
Ghostwriter, technically.

Beacons from audience volunteered their talent,
lit the way.
Our hazy event hobbled together.

But how is he?

  • Catherine June 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Lovely! But what happened to him? :)

    • dpgreen June 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

      I got an email this morning saying he was in a minor car accident, due to the heavy fog last night. This was one of our feared theories. Thankfully he was not badly hurt, but was quite shaken up. As you would expect. Poor man :(
      In other news… thx so much for reading & commenting Catherine. I’m shy about my (what I hope you can call) poetry, so I really appreciate it :)

      • Catherine June 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

        Glad to hear it was nothing too serious, but it does get you worrying. I think your poem beautifully captures that sense of unease and mystery – well done!

        • dpgreen June 18, 2013 at 7:07 am

          Yes we were all relieved indeed. Gosh! Thank you for your lovely comment, it means a lot to me :) Do you write any poetry Catherine?

  • Catherine June 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    No, not since English class in school… I used to love writing, not so much poetry though – writing essays for my library course put a bit of a damper on things but I am enjoying writing my blog these days :)