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dear ginger,

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"...Gauzy apparitions might
prank your psyche or
agitate your nightmares,
but lacking

flesh and blood

they are powerless
to hurt you-cannot hope
to inflict the kind of damage
that real,
live
people do.”
Ellen Hopkins,Ghosts
How long have you been roaming
our office halls?
and why do you haunt us
as a Caucasian-looking
young girl?

How do you choose who to
show yourself to?
And when did you decide
not to reveal yourself to me?

Are you aware that recently your name
comes up in my friends' conversations
more than anyone else's?

And officemates say your name as if you're
listening or you're close by--
as if you are part of the inner circle.
But you definitely will not get an invite
to our circle's dinners and happy hours.

Are you having fun in
shutting down the office
before 7PM chimes?
Or by how creeped out we are
whenever we hear/repeat
the infamous story of you
participating in an ongoing
applicant interview?

I wonder who left you
or are you hoping
someone w…