Monday, January 4, 2021


If you insist 
on believing 
the dead can persist 

in speaking to us, say, 
in the bedroom,
in the shower;

why do you doubt 
all of their precursors—
the mock-ups 
and the models—

which never got the chance 
to exist? 

Why should 
any such distinction 

After all, 
the money in your purse
has been chattering
for centuries—

calling to you
from a doors-
closing elevator,

to your ancestors
in an echo-y church—

but never once 
has the chance 
that these are the 
mere apparitions

of nothing 
talking to no one
been discussed.