• Sama Rose

22. Ghost



A ghost is only scary if

You let it host nightmares with

Death and decay - but imagine one


On a sunny day equipped with a hat

Walking, leashed, its mangy cat

A ghost can be funny

Especially if pictured on the dunny


But what if one suddens before you?

Reeking of revenge and mildew?


Instead of cowering into a ball

Squint your eyes and reimagine it tall

Stretched impossibly far quivering like a noodle

With tufts of curly hair akin to a poodle


Instead of wailing creepy boos maybe

It’s prone to giggling like a baby

Perhaps it sneezes in pairs

Or brays like pregnant mares


Whatever the case a ghost can only be

Scary if you will it, you see?


This post is a collaboration for #inktober. Art by LuPea and poem by Sama.