There’s a ghost in this house
banging on the brain
asking for attention 
but it’s time to walk the dog
feed the cats 
go to work 
shop the stores
pick up kids
tend to parents
make this dinner 
do the laundry
etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
That spirit spooks up
an apparition of time
when she was alive
making art
drawing the dolls
painting pictures
chains off
feeling free.