Poem – “Ghosts of Childhood”

Ghosts of Childhood

The forest was our tormenting grounds,
We would shove each other into the mulch
The twigs shed by the skinny trees
As the winter began to absorb their souls
We would count who had the most bleeding cuts

Unstable now, but we were perfect then
Bullying each other around but never too far
I want to say that I miss the phantom days
But then thinking of them curdles my heart

© S. M. Shuford 2018
Follow my poetry on Tumblr.
Add my upcoming collection on Goodreads.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s