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It Is Wrong

It is wrong said the ghost

to be astonished at anything


as everything is the same

given the right light


and sometimes the ghost

steps out from behind a tree


and the wolves go away


She sat at the edge of the playground, next to the swings, and finished the story:


“The bird flew up into the rafters

and landed there

looking almost natural


Sometimes a forest replaces the house

but it should not be confused with the children


and the ghost should not be taken for snow, though

he will tell you, that is not what I meant

to do to you.