Ghosts Behind Your Back - Arianna Sebo

Ghosts behind your back
leaving their mark
on your life’s photos
the canvas of your years
learning experiences
ingrained from episodes of pain
completely unforgettable
mistakes never to be repeated
knowledge never lost
only new knowledge to be gained
expressions of life
forever repeating
mutating or
changing
never to fully
disappear
from one reality
to another

Arianna Sebo (she/her) is a poet and writer living in Southern Alberta with her husband, pug, and five cats. Their home is brimming with cat posts, pet beds, fur, and love. She received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Calgary, working in the field of law to feed her family and writing poetry to feed her philosophical soul. Her poetry can be found in Kissing Dynamite, 45 Poems of Protest and The Writers Club at Grey Thoughts. Forthcoming poetry can be found in Lucky Jefferson, The Coachella Review and the Poetry Leaves exhibition at the Waterford Township Public Library in Michigan. Follow her at https://www.ariannasebo.com/ and @AriannaSebo on Twitter and Instagram.