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)

Entanglement

Though we are now very far apart,

I feel connected to you again like

Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” but

I have no scientific explanation for it –

no fear of the darkness of ghosts.

 

spook-keansburg

Photo: Spook House – Keansburg, NJ, 1969

[For more about the science of entanglement and why Einstein viewed it as “spooky,” see my post at Weekends in Paradelle.]