Joan Hart

Phantom Girl - Poem by Joan Hart

I am light,
A feather that rides
On gusts of wind.
My feet graze the Earth faintly
I float around like a ghost
Too afraid of the heaviness
Of solid ground
Even my gravity
Is uncertain,
It changes.

Maybe you
Were my gravity once,
Pulling me back to this Earth,
Your storm sucking me down
Like a giant straw
I crashed on that solid ground,
A tangle of limbs
And ideas
It took so long
To find my balance -
It never really came.

My eyes never adjusted
To this lighting,
Everything is blurred at the edges
Like a dream.
I grab things,
Solid things
They slip through my fingers
Like air.

Phantom girl -
Watch her walk
And talk,
These tricks
She has learned.
An impressive act
No doubt,
A Pinocchio.
But unlike
The stringed puppet,
She will never be
A real girl.

Comments about Phantom Girl by Joan Hart

  • (2/27/2010 10:11:00 PM)

    AWESOME POEM! ! ! Carl's right, I will NOT forget this! x)

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  • (3/26/2009 8:46:00 PM)

    This is a unique and really well written poem, Caroline, one that makes a great impact on the reader. It seems filled with deep psychological implications brought out by the fantasy like quality of the poem itself, and that nothing is real, yet it is.
    It certainly gets the reader to thinking and in that alone, it is a very impressive write. It's the kind of poem that readers don't forget easily. Carl.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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