I’ve always lived inside my body,
but tonight I mean to come out
of my shell and take off like a
ghost. And if I’m lucky I’ll
succeed in infiltrating someone
in their sleep – it could be you!
I’ll overcome your spirit, take
its place, and everyone will wonder
what on earth’s got into you.

Of course I take the risk that while
I’m out enjoying this adventure
someone else’s spirit will
invade the premises I’ve left
unguarded. The intruder, like as
not, will be a displaced spirit –
so again it could be you.
This means, my friend, that tonight
you and I may swap identities.

You have been warned!

John Barclay


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