The guests don't know no from know

but only their uncertainty.

They lie down on the guest bed

uncertain of their welcome.


The ghosts are smoking.

They can't see their smoke.

They lie down on the guest's bed

uncertain if they're welcome.


The guests lie between the ghosts

of the sheets. They come as if

in a sick bed, staining the sheets.

And the ghosts come in the guest sheets.


The ghosts and the guests lie between the sheets.

They don't know lie from lie.

They come to get well.

They can't see they're smoking.