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Breath & Shadow

Summer 2022 - Vol. 19, Issue 3

"I Take This to The Grave"

written by

Emily Kurc

i had never seen a ghost

until my body became a

graveyard and now i am

one of them.

i live amongst the stones

and the non-living

and at night, haunting

becomes a daily ritual.

we seek revenge with a

maddening hunger and watch

as the tears slip right through

our phantom limbs. there is

no satisfaction here.

closure tastes bare

by the time it reaches

the end of me.

Emily Kurc is a poet, artist, and the author of her self-published chapbook Where the Ivy Grows. She currently resides in Brick, New Jersey. When she isn't writing, you can find her crafting or doing yoga.

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