Ghost | Ellie Francis Douglass

Somehow my body senses
you’re gone.

It’s searching, burning through
cells of fat over my stomach, hips.
My bones surface
like forsaken cars in a receding lake.

I feel thin as skim milk.
Vaporous.
If I let anyone close enough,
they could run their hand through me.

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Ellie Francis Douglass holds an MFA from Oregon State University, and she is the Poetry Editor of Carve Magazine. Her poems have been published in the Missouri Review Online,Sweet: A Literary Confection, and others. She publishes the My Tribe Interview Series on her website, EllieFrancisDouglass.com, to promote women writers. Follow her on twitter @elliefdouglass.

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