Written for: dVerse poets – Monday Quadrille #26 (posted by Kim)
There are many different types of ghost, from the Holy Ghost to Banquo’s, Cathy’s or Marley’s ghosts. You can have a ghostly experience, a ghost writer and ghosting on the TV screen – you can even experience ghosting personally, which I understand is the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. Have you ever seen, heard or felt the presence of a ghost? Have you visited a ghost town, had the ghost of a chance or a ghost at the feast?
Today, I want you to write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the word ghost.
Crabby Mrs. Dowd,
smiling. Neighbors tried
befriending her; no use.
Only seen running
errands in a dilapidated Dodge.
Today, an old tabby mewls
outside. Mrs. Dowd opens
door. She cries out, scoops up cat.
On her face, a ghost of a smile.