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SHARON EIKER
 
Crone
 
sometimes I catch a glimpse of her

in the corner of my eye

as I pass the mirror in the hall

or a storefront window

when the light is just right

 

she is an older woman

eyelids droop over her lashes

like hoods on a game bird

crows feet at the corner of each eye

neck like a turkey gobbler

 

wisps of gray hair here and there.

who is she? why is she following me?

she resembles my mother

can't be, she died years ago

strange old hag cackles in my ear.

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