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The Long Afternoon
by Joanna M. Weston

the ghost was sunbathing
lying carelessly on the lawn
in its altogether

arms stretched east/west
legs arched for the passage
of mice and cats

head tilted to catch
the robin’s song
from a nearby apple tree

the sun moved through
the long afternoon
while the ghost turned

toasting one side
then the other to an even
but elongated shade