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Idol Survivor: "In The Attic"

In The Attic
idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day 15 #2

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The ghost in the attic
creaks floorboards,
spins whirlwinds,
rattles the trunks
of mementos
from generations past.

No one has ever seen it.

The evidence is there,
strewn across the floor—
discarded clothes,
spilled photographs,
repacked treasures
from a baby long ago.

Something or someone
is revisiting,
re-imagining,
or even reliving
a life too precious
or unfinished
to ever let it go.

The child beneath the bed
in the room downstairs
knows all of this,
and yet, it does not help.

The ghost is agitated,
restless, relentless.
It sounds so angry.
How those floorboards creak!


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Tags: my_fic, original_fiction, poem, real lj idol
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