Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
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Lost in Translation

Ghosts often find themselves lost in translation.
They take a turn, and it turns out to be the wrong turn.
They rush by one another and their shoulders graze
Each other’s. It’s amazing how they manage
Not to knock the other to the ground or floor
Or third base because they do like to play baseball.
What was the name of that movie? I forget.
And yet I’ve seen them pitch and bat, or steal
To third or stick stock-still wherever they’re at.  

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