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Inspired by the afterlife of genocide, written for Project Write World
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~Ode To His Ghost~
          written by ~Minja~

Every July
I fill the suitcase with prayers for you
and catch the train
to your brown house

You hug me with silence
and kiss with a breath of moss
on the threshold
but you don't invite me in

no matter what
my wrinkles say

I age above your stone-roof,
begging sky
to let you come home with me

your shadow plays
with other 6,938 ghosts,
telling me to pack my suitcase
and come back next year

Line Count: 18
Form: Free Verse
Inspired by the Bosnian genocide, Memorial Day
which marks every July.
More info here: https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/
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