How I Became A Ghost
It was all about objects, their objections
expressed through a certain solidity.
My house for example still moves
through me, moves me.
When I tried to reverse the process
I kept dropping things, kept finding myself
in the basement.
Windows became more than
I wanted to break them
which didn't work, though for awhile
I had more success with the lake.
The phone worked for a long time
though when I answered
often nobody was there.
Bats crashed into me at night,
but then didn't anymore.
The rings vanished from my hand,
I stopped feeling the wind.
One day the closets were empty.
Another day the mirrors were.
- Leslie Harrison (from Memorious)