Bernice Erehart

A Man Wearing Rubber Gloves and
an Apron in the Canyon


Hiking in the woods
                                            A man
                            What are you doing?
                                                                                            Blood and guts
                                                                                    Body parts,
I say hi!
                    He said hi back                             We make eye contact                 Not too long

I go deeper in the canyon
                                                            The man with the rubber gloves
                                                                                                              And the apron
                   Is still on my mind.                                         I look for him
                                                             On my way back,

a ghost?