I dreamt my love there lost on a raft. I dreamt I tried to care And clung to the other half. I dreamt I offered her a drink The dregs white White As the white heart of a ghost. I dreamt she started to sink Her hand upraised in a skeleton’s toast, And I dreamt I tried a sexy wink, And my closed mouth Tried a clenched kiss. I dreamt she whispered bitterly: “Resist, Resist.”
Thomas White has a triple identity: speculative fiction writer, poet, and essayist. His poems, fiction, and essays have appeared in online and print literary journals and magazines in Australia, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also a Wiley-Blackwell Journal author who has contributed essays to various nonliterary journals on topics ranging from atheism, the meaning of Evil, Elon Musk, Plato, The Matrix, and reality as a computer simulation. In addition, he has presented three of his essays to the West Chester University Poetry Conference (West Chester, Pennsylvania), as well as read his poetry on Australian radio.
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