Devin Johnston

Revenants
New Poems From the USA

 

Cessation of pulse
and breath

means gone without
moving

or come, an end
to coming and going.

What’s left
feeds off

memory, bloodless
but strong.

Sometimes caught
out at dawn,

a revenant
gets talked about

across the kitchen
counter,

you and not
nether and neither

very old
and new.