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228th Weekly Poetry Contest honorable mention: Royal Visitation

by Bruce Boston

Her Majesty is startled
awake in the night
by the hands
of a dead lover

exploring her body,
touching her in
ways she had never
known before,

the very one
she had assassinated
for his flagrant
and gross infidelities,

the only one
she had ever loved,
as much as she
could love anyone,

his ghost hands
in the night,
taking possession
of her own.

Appeared in Silver Blade

228th Weekly Poetry Contest