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School Ghosts - an art work

School Ghosts

Many schools are ghost-ridden
with echoes of muffled screams.

In their barren walls you'll find
teachers staring into space.

With sarcasm some inquire,
"What form of torture do you need?"

Others whisper disjointedly,
"Nothing is as it seems."

Sauntering across creaky corridors
shadows of student-ghosts fade
in-and-out of walls.

Gazing at them, I wonder
"Why are schools so haunted?" &
"What turns people into auric balls?"

Must living inquiry fossilize so easily?
Why are schools
so often
cemeteries in disguise?