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twenty-five years ago
when I was a kid
you scared me to death
I thought you were a witch
jet black hair
pale white skin
dressed in black from head to toe
you are the same
you are not a witch
my views have changed
you are mysterious
what is behind your lifelong façade of black
I will never know you
too many years
a distraught family have kept us apart
in my mind
I can only imagine what you are like
behind your shroud of blackness
© Lon Casler Bixby 2017