Ghosts and fashion

March 27, 2017

Although it no longer has a body
to cover out of a sense of decorum,

the ghost must still consider fashion –

must clothe its invisibility in something
if it is to “appear” in public.

Some traditional spectres favour
the simple shroud –

a toga of ectoplasm
worn Isadora-Duncan-style
swirling around them.

While others opt for lightweight versions
of once familiar tee shirts and jeans.

Perhaps being thought-forms,
they can change their outfits instantly –

or if they were loved ones,
it is we who clothe them
like dolls from memory.

Elaine Equi

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