Did I See A Ghost On The Sidewalk?

There!  Just a glimpse, a fleeting glimpse

Of something gray and insubstantial moving on the dark sidewalk

Opposite the direction our taxi travels

Just a glimpse...of what?

Windblown dust and debris from this fair city that for just a moment,

Just a heart beat

Coalesced in the form of a running human?

Or some jogger wearing gray and black

Moving too fast to focus on them sharply?

Or a reflection of someone on the opposite side of the street

Bounced off the glass of my window?

Or a ghost?

Makes no difference:

No matter what it was, it was a phantom.

(picture found at ghost-pictures.org)

Nobody Is Getting Any Sleep This Christmas Eve

He Said Wha...?