Jordan Soyka
from Telling Ghost Stories in the Bar

we buried the broken mirror

               at midnight

eddie said a little prayer

he said    shiver shiver    empty held is spooky

       but we were interrupted

by a long-haired ghost

dreaming angry stuff in the crook of an oak

                real donkey-ugly shit

eddie beamed her with a blackberry

she just snored      savage honey

so I stole her ring

      silver

      with a turnip-shaped ruby