The Unquiet Family

I am a ghost

my dark eyed grandma is too

I have a ghost dog

and a cat you can see right through.


My Mother dug us

all our graves

and my Uncle buried us deep

they planted a sapling

over our heads

and begged us to keep asleep.


My Dad is not a ghost

my Grandpa isn’t one too

they all live in a  fancy new house

with my Mom, my uncle

and a room

full of children’s toys

that nobody ever goes into.


The neighbors smile and wave hello

when they walk or drive slowly by

and nobody asks what


to the girl, her pets and her dark eyed grandmother

in their old house

the night stars all fell  from a red cloudy sky

and the

Moon turned icy blue.


Day 2 of  Na/GloPoWriMor: Write a poem that resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends.

Return To The Twilight Zone

Full length Twilight Zone episode with  Kumail Nanjiani as ” The Comedian” who makes a Faustian bargain for laughs.


As a side note, Entertainment Tonight recommended 10  Classic Twilight Zone episodes to watch before seeing Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone Reboot- of course diehard Twilight Zone fans know these episodes by heart and will agree they are the cream of the crop.

I’m just stoked because my favorite episode, ” Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up” was included. And the episode that sadly reflects the climate here in the United States right now, ” The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street ” which I also loved because of it’s slow burn nightmare quality is on this list too.

So enjoy your trip back to The Twilight Zone…it’s still easy to find just look for the mile post up ahead.