︎︎︎ Maura Ford

︎ Feb 13, 2023

I think about you all the time

You’re a hoax and I like that about you

Humorous, already!

You’re supernatural, you’re a specter

Figments of you haunt me

The fun let’s-see-a-horror-movie fear

Silken threads of you unfold into

Lily whiteness, summoned from stamen

Tender and rhythmic with life

I’m shot through with little sighs of you

I’ve killed you a thousand times with copper

If it was as simple as wanting you

I’d grow you and keep you for my own

Maura Ford is a writer, among other things, in Chicago, Illinois. She studied literature at Trinity College Dublin. Find her on the internet @iwantsomeMaura.

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