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Disappearing Trick
04Jun2017
article by
Rachel Khosrowshahi
Poem
8

I hover a little outside my body
All day and night.
Not like a gimicky cartoon ghost
waiting to get back in
But Alive, actually.

My body is alive, too
pretty much unsupervised
It starts with a memory
of our old house,
leaves on the trees
turning before a storm
A child’s legs,
my legs or yours? 
It ends with me-part of me-,
up there in some weird orbit, 
giving up and coming down.


8 responses to “Disappearing Trick”

  1. Aaron Slatten says:

    I like the line break at too/pretty good stuff! thx

  2. was watching doctor strange last night… was this about your astral projection? are you a sorceror supreme?!?!

  3. tina andry says:

    astral projection is a gift as is being a good writer. you possess both. i have always been fascinated by esotericism. well done.

  4. Rachel Khosrowshahi says:

    This should read , “a child’s legs running”, y’all.

  5. mtpoet says:

    I like:
    But Alive, actually.

    My body is alive, too
    pretty much unsupervised
    It starts with a memory…

    Memory plays such a part in creative writing….

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