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.