Sally Long

 

 

 

I Live with Ghosts

The whole house tips upside down
like a cat it comes when it will.

Corpuscle-like black shapes
a chill across my skin,
the obscenity of objects
secret in their throats,
the house like a broken limb.

A coiled snake unwinding clockwise
the old house that waits.

 

 

 

 

Sally Long is a PhD student at Exeter. She has had poems published in magazines including Agenda, London Grip, Snakeskin and has work forthcoming in Poetry Salzburg Review. Sally edits Allegro Poetry Magazine and is a member of Ver Poets.

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