Ghost In The Machine by Sally Evans

It was a saying caught up by likelihood,
a philosophy and a religion. It expressed
the way many thought of mind and body,
and though it went out of academic fashion
so that you simply behaved in certain ways:
full hearts were extravagant actions,
commitment was energy etcetera,
it’s still the commonsense solution
as is too clear when someone dies.
The machine’s there but it doesn’t work
without the ghost, which has made its exit
and will never return, even if, as many posit,
it just goes somewhere else, & sulking quietly,
may yet come scarily, eerily out of its closet

Sally Evans lives in Scotland and has Welsh connections. She has had several books of poems published including Poetic Adventures in Scotland (2014) and the Bees (2008).

Sally Evans lives in Scotland and has Welsh connections. She has had several books of poems published including Poetic Adventures in Scotland (2014) and the Bees (2008).

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