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Spectors And Spooks

Spectors And Spooks

They say this place is haunted.

I watched the news story,
saw the blue-walled backdrop of my apartment
and the last tenant insistent
about otherworldly persistence.

The ghost is supposedly a child,
a little girl,
which seems logical—
if spectors and spooks
are real,
what’s more real
and traumatizing
than childhood?
(If you don’t understand
then pat yourself on the back
and hug your mother
and also
congratulations on Daddy loving you.)

I leave a lamp on at night
with two bulbs
(one white one blue)
but not because I’m scared
of spectors and spooks
but because I’m scared of
and my thoughts
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Henry Ford’s Phantom & The Sedan Séance

Henry Ford’s Phantom & The Sedan Séance

So it looks like I blasphemed the wrong robber baron.

I’m sorry I said your cars suck
and I apologize from the bottom of my heart
for calling you a dickhead, Mr. Ford.
But that comment about the banking system really
got my motor runnin’
and I’m all out of heartbreak motor oil
(all I got left is anti-market freeze).

How does one perform an exorcism on a Ford Windstar?
I ain’t Heroin Houdini no more
and I try not to fuck with spirits.
If I get a Ouija board, will my dashboard lights start working again?
Why’d you have to outsource my auto to the afterlife?
This is seriously fucked, Mr. Ford.

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