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.”
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.
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.
[For more about the science of entanglement and why Einstein viewed it as “spooky,” see my post at Weekends in Paradelle.]
After the bomb, light and heat rays
over a thousand degrees charred wood black.
Old, dirty concrete could be bleached white.
An object, or person, blocking the rays
left a flash-burned shadow. Ghosts of guilt.