The Spirit Went For A Walk

The Spirit went for a walk
through my life backward
not stopping to talk
but ever forwards only backwards.
Sophia stopped at all
the locked doors
up and down the hall
sometimes on all fours
to get a view through the peep hole
of the locked doors.
She would call to that within
in tender tones
and the locked door would open
and she would see the bones.
Giving the bones a hug,
the bones grew a heart
at which there was a tug.
Bones grew together and did depart.
Sophia went from door to door
until there were rattling bones no more.
I felt a tug at my own heart
and heard Sophia say,
“Well, kid, the house is clean
and you’ve been given a fresh start.”

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