Discounting tales of ghosts kids say appeared,
We teach them to be rational instead.
Jesus was scourged, then crucified, then speared…
You really think he came back from the dead?
This poem was originally accepted for November 2016 publication in Quarterday, a Scottish quarterly that appeared in print and online for a few issues. There were some discrepancies with publication, and I never determined whether this poem made it into either format. The ambiguity is quite in keeping with all reports of ghosts, so I’m not complaining.
(But perhaps I should have blogged this at Easter.)
Photo: Ghosts by goldberg from Openverse
A cousin of mine lived in a ghost-inhabited house for several years. More things in heaven and earth…
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Not disagreeing. I had your comment in mind when I posted the next poem, ‘Where Do They Go?’ 🙂