upon allowing my second cousin to possess my body

do you mind he asked

oh . no . by all means i said .

lonely and glad to see him .

and he stepped right into me

without a ripple or a rip.

he thought about smoking

. and i thought about fish.

so we went together to eat

at the restaurant downtown.

he thought about sex

. and i thought about death

. and before i knew it

he had tossed me out of my body . and i

sat on a branch

waiting for my wife to come home.