Poetry Prompt 3- Phi Phenomenon

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Credits to http://poetryprompts.tumblr.com/. I chose the last line of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.





Perhaps it was an after-image

I decided;

Or a ghost: something that had stirred my mind for a moment,

So powerfully that I believed it to be real,

But now it was gone,

And faded into the past like a memory forgotten,

Or a shadow into the dusk.


Perhaps it was the lingering lights;

Phi phenomenon on the marquees

Of my mind,

Damp with the thoughts of yesterday

And raw with the zeal for tomorrow.


Perhaps it was all the delusion that

Time is constant,

That stories live on paper,

And that real life ends at the

Golden gates of fantasy.



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