In the darkness

Of course I’ve seen them
ghostly men
spirits in the night,
of course,
they wander abroad tied to me by a cord
because I don’t want to let them go.

the loved ones I know who knew
who went through the doorway
and why
I asked why
did I stay?

tomorrow being that other day
was the tomorrow that you
came my way and decided to stay

that’s the reason and I ask no more

© 2018, John Smallshaw.