To the Ghosts of Lakewood

Does it matter to you
whether you have a fancy headstone?
Are you ever tempted to play tricks
on the security guards?
Why are you stranded here?
Who is the greatest American writer
who was never published and
can you somehow give me
everything he/she wrote?

Do you consider us lost?
Do we miss the answers
not because they’re so complex
but because they’re so simple?
Do you everĀ glide down Kings Highway
an hour before sunrise?
I thought so.