He Haunts Me Still - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

He Haunts Me Still

Shallow, the blow
of a harbor breeze    
morn arrives
with the autumn air

Shallow, the breath
of a tortured soul
sunlight dies
on a mortal fair

Simple, the heart
of a lowly child
pennies poured will
mark his plaque

Simple, the turn
of a clouded ghost
poems proffered
with cognac

Centuries pass
from the date of his 
birth, see his legend 
burns brighter now

Eight score alight
from the date of his
death; sure his spirit
stirs even thou?

Set in the shadows of
a storm crossed night
his stories e’er bring
a chill 

Set in a plot
unconsolable 
“Nevermore”
He haunts me still


About the author

Anthony C. Hayes

Anthony C. Hayes is an actor, author, raconteur, rapscallion and bon vivant. A former reporter at The Washington Herald and an occasional contributor to the Voice of Baltimore, Tony's poetry, photography, humor and prose have also been featured in Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!; SmartCEO; Magic Octopus Magazine; Destination Maryland; Los Angeles Post-Examiner; Alvarez Fiction and Tales of Blood and Roses. Contact the author.
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