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AND NOW THE INTERNET IS HAUNTED

BY DIGITAL GHOSTS

by Ben Myers

And now

the internet

is haunted by digital ghosts.

Sometimes

in the middle of the night

you can hear their

tiny tinny voices

screaming down

the wires. 

I want to

cut

those cables

and set them free

and make them

real.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ben Myers was born in Durham, United Kingdom, in 1976. His novels include Pig Iron (Bluemoose Books) and Richard (Picador). His stories, poems, articles, and interviews have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. He lives in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

“And Now the Internet is Haunted by Digital Ghosts” appears, along with other poetry by Ben Myers, in the Silver Birch Press release Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry and Prose – a collection of writing from 62 authors that centers around a “silver” theme. The 240-page book is available in paperback and Kindle versions at Amazon.com.