A Haunting

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
The Black Veil
Published in
Apr 13, 2023

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a poem

Image by Zoya Loonohod on Unsplash

My heart tells me it was only hours ago
Your goodbye still echoing on the air
Words hitting my spine as they cut through me

The truth is it’s been months
You are a ghost in this space
A memory of fingertips on skin and breath intermingling

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
The Black Veil

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.