One need not be a Chamber -- to be Haunted --
One need not be a House -- 
The Brain has Corridors -- surpassing 
Material Place -- 

Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting 
External Ghost 
Than its interior Confronting -- 
That Cooler Host. 

Far safer, through an Abbey gallop, 
The Stones a'chase -- 
Than Unarmed, one's a'self encounter -- 
In lonesome Place -- 

Ourself behind ourself, concealed -- 
Should startle most -- 
Assassin hid in our Apartment 
Be Horror's least. 

The Body -- borrows a Revolver -- 
He bolts the Door -- 
O'erlooking a superior spectre -- 
Or More --
Emily Dickinson.

Abelardo Morrell: Brady Looking at his Shadow, 1990.