New Non-Corporeal Lore—Michael Brookbank

Ghosts become more like 
                             the walls 
                             they pass through. 
Avoiding doors 
like goodbyes. Their disembodied hands hold-
              ing onto weightless 

              hope. Maybe someday 
they’ll go through 
to turn their haunt 
back into a home. Today, 
they are a cold spot. A shiver 
my spine. A reminder of what

 little soul is left in this place.

Michael Brookbank is a writer from Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati, OH. His work has been published in Sugared Water and Loch Norse Magazine. When not writing, he likes to rock out around the house with his toddler.

photo by Olenka Kotyk and Philipp Berndt (via unsplash)