GHOSTS OF THE BC PENITENTIARY
© 2009 Candice James – Poet Laureate
(The BC Penitentiary was British Columbia’s main prison, situated in the heart of New Westminster, BC overlooking the mighty Fraser River, from 1876-1980.)
On the old Pen property spirits lurk and hide,
Ghostly voices whisper in the pale moonlight.
A heavy door slams shut with a thunderous clap.
A frayed noose dangles above a floor trap,
As yesterday’s ghosts still walk these grounds at night. (more…)