The lovers make a present of the present

they send to themselves.

The presents are the ghosts' presence

between the sheets.


The ghosts come after

the guests' before

marked by death

none of them know.


Death before the after

and after the before,

the ghosts are fake

sheets the guests put on.


The lovers make a present of their love

they make love in their present,

but their present is fake

sheets the ghosts write on.