Nightmare


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She followed the little girl’s gaze
or thought she did
and saw
or thought she saw,
the nightmare  woman
just for a second,
out of the corner of her eye,
there,
on the island,
across the water,
standing rigidly still
there
among the tall straight bulrushes
rigidly still
in such a severe
such a severe black dress,
not watching
not waiting
not anything
just there then

                                                                   

                                                                                                                                    not there

 

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