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Father's Ghost.

Father's Ghost.



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Published by Terry Collett

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Published by: Terry Collett on Mar 05, 2011
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FATHER’S GHOST.Marsrig remembers his father’sHome returns, the banging of Doors, the air stinking of boozeAnd curses, his mother lookingApprehensive like some rabbitFrozen in headlights, the fuckWords, the one-sided fights.He settles to his drink now,The girl beside him staring at
The spider abseiling the wall,Her eyes focused as his mother’sWere before the first slam of Fist and the red mist. He sipsHis drink, the girl fucks well,Has limitations, has her blondeDays, her brunette days of notRemembering, knowing insufficientTo forget. He lets the drink tingleHis tongue, and then swallows.The girl watches the spider fallTo the floor and out of sight, herHand feeling for his penis, theWanting of, the lovemaking of The night. His father’s ghost visitsHim on the dark days, his deep
Brown eyes, his heavy breathing,His raised hand threatening a hit.He misses him not; not one jot.The funeral in Chicago had beenA three people affair: him, hisMother and the priest, no oneElse was there. One gets the endOne deserves, he muses, feelingThe penis stiffen, the girl’s eyesLighting up her dull life; just a girlHe picked up, a bit on the side,Not his lover, not his frigid wife.He sometimes thinks his fatherWatches his lovemaking from theEnd of the bed, sitting there blankEyed or in a corner smoking phantom

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hmmm...this haunts me. A bitter piece that nags my mind. bulls eye!!!
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