As we do, from time to time.
I heard a ghost howl
when my brother left me in this world
I saw him resurrected in my dreams.
The conversations were always the same
how it didn’t hurt to die.
A dream is a story we tell ourselves
when life is complicated and we don’t want
what is coming to us.
The Red Woman bolted Stannis into a coffin
though she believed it different
she saw what she saw
in the light.
PJ Holliday is a literary writer based out of Houston, TX. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2016 with a degree in poetry where her honors thesis won “Outstanding Honors Thesis Award” for 2014. She earned her MFA in creative writing at Regis University in January 2019. She is a contributing blog writer for the literary journal Inverted Syntax and her poetry manuscript, “To Clear a Static Field” is currently in submission.