|Danielle and The Devil by Janet Hill|
Although it no longer has a body
to cover out of a sense of decorum,
the ghost must still consider fashion--
must close its invisibility in something
if it is to "appear" in public.
Some traditional specters favor
the simple shroud--
a toga of ectoplasm
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.