Ghostwriter

Ghosts ask “Does it trouble you that

you haven’t done more with this marvelous

life God gave you?”  “No,” I reply.

“And it doesn’t trouble me about all

the sadness and loss God gave me.”

 

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Doppelgängers

Doppelgängers – someone who looks just like you –

German “double-goer” once ghosts of the living.

This apparition of a living person means,

if seen as yourself, you’re about to die.

I met myself today. I’m still here.

 

by Dante Gabriel Rossetti “How They Met Themselves” (1860-64 circa)