Gates of heaven

Last night

my goldfish

died,

driven insane

by syphilis

***

I really

should have been

better about

changing the water

***

As atonement,

I wanted

the fish to have a

proper

Christian burial

but for all

my re-search

I could find

nothing on the subject

***

So, taking

a page from

the Bible,

I wrapped the

fish in it.

***

Bon voyage, old friend.


darker


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RIP Vida

by Mary Cellini

© 2021

 

Peanuts

I was at the park

and

enjoying my Sun-day

afternoon,

when a ladybug suddenly

landed on my hand.

***

So I said to it

***

“Ladybug, ladybug,

fly away home,

your house is on fire

and your children

are gone.”

***

Then I 

blew on the ladybug,

and off it flew.

***

But then

I began to wonder

if I hadn’t

needlessly

worried it.

***

“I’m sure your kids are fine!” I yelled after it.

Meet up

In the days before

the internet

if you wanted to hook-up

with a demon

you had to use a

ouija dating board.

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Questions to ask a ouija dating board

– Are there ghosts present?

– Evil or friendly?

– Single?

– Of which faith do you belong?

– Carrying chains?

– Doomed to one location?

– Willing to bi-locate?