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.”



Cover Crop

What is it that you will plant

when the season ends? Life is bare,

and you want to protect what remains

from eroding, in the vernal hope that

this blanket will allow a new season.