(which was stuffy, dark, and full of brokenbut also in the dirt-floored cellar.
bits of furniture that looked like
it had been hurled off a cliff
before being stashed in our attic)
Close your eyes and count to tenSo, being reasonably obedient children,
the ghosts will stop, the noise will end.
And if the creaks begin again
close your eyes and count to ten.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10over and over and over,
Note of warning:Pamela J. Jessen
Do NOT become friends with ghosts
or they will never leave you alone.
If you have any
thoughts about this poem, Pamela
Jessen would be pleased to hear them