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.”
I am waxing, not waning, though really
a waxing and waning crescent Moon look
much the same and in this phase
my wife only knows I am intermediate –
less than before or perhaps becoming more.
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.