Her ghost kept coming back to Hamlet maybe driving him mad as well who knows trailed by pale regret and her sad specter (haunted undersea dreams of the innocent drowned) his mist-thin love incapable of saving her but oh, her fair fey hair glistening, floating there lost love’s shudder rising over Elsinore’s blood-hazed moon. Death’s deep chill moaning loudly this ghostly loss too. Denmark’s knowing defects of weather-- winds blowing cold north-by-northwest warning of darker skies coming still.
Ed Higgins’ poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including: Monkeybicycle, Danse Macabre, Ekphrastic Review, and Triggerfish Critical Review, among others. Ed is Asst. Editor for Brilliant Flash Fiction. He has a small farm in Yamhill, OR, raising a menagerie of animals—including a rooster named StarTrek. As an AirB&B host on his farm he sets out a host of books ranging from poetry to fiction, including classical to contemporary authors.