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The Friday poem: “the ghost held special significance”, by Catherine Vidler

New verse by Australian writer Catherine Vidler.

 

 

the ghost held special significance

 

for the ghost at St. Bathans

 

 

the ghost held me down

the ghost held me in position

the ghost held up a glowing torch

the ghost held its ground

the ghost held a darker picture

the ghost held up three fingers

the ghost held up its arms

the ghost held against the bones

the ghost held communications

the ghost held a media workout

the ghost held a cigarette

the ghost held my attention

the ghost held the bundle

the ghost held up its chain

the ghost held up a web page

the ghost held up its hand

the ghost held out its bag

the ghost held up the bridges

the ghost held his breath

the ghost held no biases

the ghost held its shape

the ghost held to its word

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