My Lawyer Said that I Should Call Her

Rebecca Wolff

Fall 2017

If I was visited by a ghost in the night and changed 

my mind—      Executive 


functioning in highest 

order. The ghost comes, sits, says, in what tongue, in language I can understand. She says I’m sick of poems. Verse for the living. She knows 


I only speak to ghosts now, only ghosts talk to me, when I speak to myself it is in ghost 


Rebecca Wolff is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently One Morning[Symbol] (Wave Books, 2015), and a novel, The Beginners (Riverhead Books, 2011). She is the editor of Fence, and lives in the Hudson Valley, where she is a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany.

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