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I am an invisible person
Standing beside my ghost.
We play a game of give-and-take;
When I inhale, I consume the ghost –
When I exhale, the ghost inhales –
When the ghost inhales, I am consumed –
We become each other, in this way.

Today, my ghost stopped, much to my surprise
And held up a ghost finger for me to pause.
“Ghost,” the apparition said to me,
“Why do we do this?”