Dick Holmes

Ghost Writer - Poem by Dick Holmes

When I took on the job of being
the ghost writer of my own biography, I
didn't realize how complicated things would get.
By definition, a ghost writer is the
invisible writer behind the visible one,
but in this case the visible and the invisible
were actually one and the same, so while
ordinarily in a co-writing project
two heads are better than one,
here there was only one head, one that was
here one minute and gone the next.
It got so crazy that I finally decided
to call the whole thing off. Who needed
an autobiography ghost-written by
the subject of the work, anyway?
But I had to do something to fill the vacuum
created by the loss of my ghost writing job.
Looking through my things, I found my
long lost wooden flute and gourd shaker.
After a few moons of intensive practice,
I became a one-man powwow and forgot
all about my autobiography.

Comments about Ghost Writer by Dick Holmes

  • Pamela Lutwyche (10/5/2008 8:35:00 AM)

    You could have pretended to have two heads. You could have been the two headed ghost writer in the sky. You powwow man you (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 4, 2008

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