FOR EVER AND EVER
for Ervin Laszlo
Let’s say, as many do, we do not die
But rather, pass away into a zone
That disembodied spirits occupy,
The tale of which from ancient times we’ve known.
No longer just a superstitious fable,
But validated now objectively,
Not by a medium with a wobbly table
But protocols that prove veracity,
The afterlife exists, to be explored
By those of us still on this earthly plane
To learn what revelations ghosts afford
And what enigmas spirits might explain.
But best of all—to know that we’ll persist
And reunite with loved ones we have missed.