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)

The Weight of the Soul

is not very much. Perhaps 21 grams.

Yet, it weighs heavily upon many people.

Energy that we hold within that wants –

Release? To join other souls? An end?

Feeling the connection momentarily – joy; then sorrow.

 

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Illustration to Robert Blair’s The Grave – Soul Hovering over the Body