Parking Spirit

I saw your ghost today,
Your doppleganger,
Your twin from another time and place.

He startled me,
As I walked from my new office
In my new clothes
From my new job.

My life with you was so long ago
You would not know me now.
I traded my flowing skirt
For the corporate uniform;
And my birks for a parking space
On the second floor every morning.

I’m happy. I’m content.

But I saw your ghost today,
As I walked to my car
And now I pause again,
Just for a moment,
And reflect
“What if things had been different?”

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Welcome To River Street is nothing if not suspenseful. Intriguingly crafted as a novella and two short stories, Levy’s mind-bending tale of curious mystery is guaranteed to stretch the imagination and confound any sense of logic and reason. Decidedly unconventional, Levy’s circuitous storytelling style is well suited to deliver such a disturbingly compelling account of fantastical strangeness, and she does a masterful job of suspending disbelief long enough to deliver one twisted, unexpected surprise after another. A highly engrossing read.

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4 stars

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It’s too hot today

Pen poised over paper, prepared to compose
I struggle to write my thoughts on Fall
On this Virginia afternoon, in this record-breaking heat.

I can recall those cool Septembers when Frost
divided the seasons distinctly
On the rocky coast of Maine, between tourist and winter.

Harvest blood moons rose low in the sky.
The rolling fogs were tinted vivid
With the oranges, reds of dawn, in a mantle of  splendor.

Perhaps it is only Memory’s polish:
I think back upon bus stops and play
As crisp and stimulating, instead of just bitter cold.