Apr '12 20
It's day number 20 and I must be quite tired because today's poem is rather odd.

I don't know that I'd even call it a poem.

One of my fellow students, Josephine, posted a link to an article about a Ghost Nets exhibition.

I only glanced at the first few lines of it because the title had already taken me away in a completely different direction. I wrote this with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

As always, these productions are fresh from my head to pencil to screen but could do with being put into storage for a while to mature.

Ghost nets

are a serious issue for your average house phantom.
The last thing a busy ghost needs is to be bothered by the living.
Most ghosts are preoccupied with hauntings deadlines,
séance project management and implementation,
running the occasional poltergeist manifestation
and generally going about their supernatural business.
At the annual Ghost Net conference
troubled spectres present overhead transparencies
with graphs that illustrate how ghost net setting is on the increase
as the living tune in to the ghost population,
and propose methodologies for ghost net detection and safe disposal;
discussion panels and workshops are particularly popular.
A Ghost Net Tax was proposed:
this sparked a major protest
and led to Occupy Convents, Occupy Graveyards and Occupy Hotels
(they needed special permits for Occupy Churches).

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *"troubled spectres present overhead transparencies" - made me laugh. Like the way your mind wanders off into these parallel universes Jennifer. Maybe GST instead of GNT - the latter means gin n tonic to me, but then I have a drinking problem ;-)

  2. Jen says:

    *Haha, you only recognise these parallel universes because you frequent them yourself, sir!

    And I wanted to acknowledge the alcoholic in all of us with the GNT thing. I'll continue to look out for a way to include V&S (vodka & soda)!

    Anyway it didn't look to me like you had any problem drinking... ;-)

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