By Mike O’Connell
we so want ghosts to interact
with us but we don t know
what else to do
they must not be molecular
are undetectable in any way
immeasurable to instruments
other than the mind
we put the things in books
in movies that alarm
they re tv stars things
worshipped by the mad
notions of the superstitious
with voided voices glittering
in mists glowing glowering
massless vapors
reluctantly empowered
by ghosts that live within