I saw a ghost while driving
I was on my way to work
When I saw it and it saw me
As it drifted slowly by
I saw a ghost while walking
I was taking my dog with me
It saw us, my dog was indifferent
As he was busy decorating a tree
I saw a ghost while waiting
For the arrival of the train
I looked at it and it at me
It vanished with the first drop of rain
I saw a ghost while reading
I was sitting up in a tree
It drifted down behind me
To read my book with me
‘Really you find the great big creepy spider cute?’ I asked.
‘Yeah isn’t she adorable,’ said Jodi.
‘No,’ I shuddered.
She picked it up. It ran up her arm and down the front of her shirt. She picked it up in her hands and held it out to me.
‘Want to hold her?’ she asked.
‘No thanks,’ I said.
‘She’s harmless,’ she said.
‘Yeah well I still don’t want to hold her,’ I said.
‘Ow,’ she exclaimed, ‘she nipped me.’
‘Totally harmless,’ I laughed.
‘Shut up,’ she said putting her spider back in her tank, ‘she’s not poisonous to humans, I’m fine.’