Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Afterlife



When I die,

Forget the light--

I'm staying right here.


My spirit will hide

In the cupboard, behind the crackers,

Moaning

And making a godawful racket.


Just try and stop me

Just try and stop me.


I'll be sitting in a mixing bowl

Like a girl moses

Except dead

But not;

I'll make the kitchen

My haunting spot.


And the new lady who lives here,

Her dog will howl

HOW-OW-OWL

Cos there's a cat in the cupboard

'Cept not.

It will be a ghost in the pantry

And that ghost will be

Me.


In the midnight

When the moon's right,

When men have left her itchy,

I'll kiss her in the kitchen

Try and stop me

Try and stop me.


And she'll either

Move out in the morning

With her dog and her belongings,

Or she'll feel as if she knows

It's all those eggs she broke

Come back for their revenge

In the end.


'Cept not.

It was me,

Girl moses floating into her world

Like the caramel swirl in the ice cream she came down for in the first place.

She'll either

Move out in the morning

Or join me in my moaning

HOW-OW-OWL...


Try and stop us.

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artwork by Siphen

19 comments:

K said...

She'd make an interesting addition to the household.

Fun as always.

Cat said...

Loved this!! but poor doggy in that kitchen!

Dulce said...

Oh my!!! Poor girl! You naughty spirit of noisy kitchens!

I wouldn't buy that house...I am sure I'd sense a presence from outside... or maybe, yes, I would and we'd howl together on full moon nights... or would you rather scare me? I know that's your intention but you won't --- Please do not go to afterlife yet.
Wait for me ;)

Granny Annie said...

Oh wow! Been there, done that.

Fireblossom said...

Hehe, thanks K!

Thank you, Cat, and don't worry too much about Puppy. I'm sure I would win him over by slipping him a bunch of buscuits. ;-)

I wouldn't scare YOU, dear Dulce! I'd be a good ghost around you. :-)

Oh? Grannie Annie? Sounds like there's a story there...

Scarlet said...

This was like a ride down the rabbit hole. Thanks, Shay...I needed this beautiful little escape today.

Riot Kitty said...

I like it! Happy Halloween...

Mama Zen said...

I feel like I'm already haunting the kitchen. Let's howl.

G-Man said...

You can come haunt me...
Wait a minute, I'm older and fatter, can I haunt you?

Cloudia said...

You're GOOD!


Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

staceyjwarner said...

This was fun, I love the idea of haunting a place by choice...

much love

Shadow said...

oh so this is how it happens.... have i told you how much i love your mind?!?!

spottedwolf said...

I second what Shadow sed....;-)

Brian Miller said...

love the imagery! nicely done! keep haunting!

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Thats a wonderful composition...liked it very much :)

Actually i was writing a story on after life and found this when googled out.

Daryl said...

A loving ghost .. works for me

nollyposh said...

Hee! Hee! and who doesn't have a soft spot for a naughty little spirit *wink*

Vesper said...

What a song this could be! Fantastic!

Kay said...

HOW-OW-OWL... i feel empowered!