The ever-brilliant writer Ellis Bray sent me this haunting poem and I couldn’t help but sing it. This was haphazardly recorded on Audacity and a webcam microphone late on a Monday night, so please forgive the quality.
Here are the words.
By Ellis Bray
A ghost has gripped you from within
He watches while you live
He tallies each and every sin
He marks how much you give.
He does not dare to damage you
He cannot create pain.
His callous curiosity
Resists where you restrain.
That haunting, hollow subsidence
You feel fill your core
Can powerf’ly protect you when
You’re fain to fight him more.
That harrowed heart that is your shame
–Arterial and vain –It reaches and retakes your name
To let you live again.
You’ve got a ghost inside your skin
But do not be afraid
He wants to see the world within,
The life that you’ve remade.
He wants to see if you survived,If vengeance was repaid.
If you like this poem, I recommend following Ellis Bray on twitter. He’s always working on a myriad of creative projects and I’m lucky to have him as a friend and frequent creative partner.
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