She said Dad was a dove that flew
over her when she walked the beach,
and said he often sat in his
favourite chair, right next to her.
Once he even sat on her bed,
she said, just as she fell asleep.
But Dad didn’t come back for me.
But then I don’t believe in ghosts.
Written for dVerse Poets, a Korean kasa form poem, 8 syllable lines broken by caesura into equal 4 syllable phrases, variable numbers of lines as opposed to uniform stanzas. Content is described or exposed through parallels. The themes were mixed, including traditional themes like nature, gentlemanly virtues, and romantic love. It also included moral and specific themes including sadness and weariness. Shared with @dversepoets & #APoemADay on Twitter ©Misky 2021