Of Ghosts

the thing relates
to the life
of ghosts

i remember
once in a dream
when satan
lived in the soot
of our kitchen

ceiling, and she
begged to appear
in the spaces
of our hearts

humming with
sweet melodies
after the night
fell deeply asleep

a long night
on an empty stomach:
the gas cooker
long forgotten
started a fire
burnt a ghostly voice
that hung over
the darkened ceiling

Geosi Gyasi is a book blogger, reader, writer, and interviewer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Visual Verse, Verse-Virtual, Piker Press, The Misty Review, Silver Birch Press, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, EXPOUND, Tuck Magazine and elsewhere. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Geosi Interviews Fifty Writers Worldwide (2016), from Lamar University Press Books in Texas, US. He is the winner of the 2015 Ake/Air France Prize for Prose. He blogs at https://geosireads.wordpress.com.

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