My Wife, My Children

A few years ago
At the clinic in Grants Pass
Where I received my acupuncture treatment
for PTSD

(And is it a coincidence
That PT has two meanings)

An ex-GI came up to me
introduced himself
said he had a message for me from a woman in the spirit world

He said
she wanted me to know that she loved me very much.
I knew
it was Christine, my wife who perished in Jonestown.
I became a little tearful.

Then he said
the coins that I pick up in parking lots
were put there by my kids.

Since then
when I pick up coins in parking lots
I thank the kids for thinking of me.

(Guy Young is a former member of Peoples Temple. His previous articles and poems in the jonestown report are here. He can be reached at