I’d been planning to approach the topic
of ghosts using quantum entanglement
as the mechanism of a remnant,
a space where the gears of the past still click,
but today I realized the real trick
isn’t about what was and now isn’t,
the real trick is getting even a hint
about what is yet isn’t. That’s gothic.
Before our first talk that I remember
Brenda was like a ghost, there but unseen.
Then I mentioned Anna Kournikova
took five showers a day. Brenda said water
from the tap did more than just get you clean,
it wrecked your skin, it worked your hair over.
(‘Anna Kournikova Gothic’ concludes tomorrow)