I Thought I Saw a Ghost Last Night

by Paul R. Orshoski
I thought I saw a ghost last night—
a goblin or a ghoul,
an ugly little creature
oozing salivary drool.

It had an eerie figure
and a huge gigantic nose.
It wasn’t wearing sneakers
and was minus all its clothes.

It hovered through my bedroom
as I tried to catch some z’s.
It appeared to have a lesion
or a facial skin disease.

I rubbed the sleep from both my eyes
and loomed a little nearer.
I knew what I had seen
was just my image in the mirror.

Text © Paul R. Orshoski, reprinted from Dinner with Dracula, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike and Carl Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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