Do you remember that time
When it felt like bugs
Were crawling up your spine?
Or what about when
You felt that tingling
All over your skin?
In the quiet of the night
You heard a bump and a thump
Then you felt those goosebumps?
Perhaps it's time to rethink ghosts --
Maybe life in the After
Is more diverse than we suppose.
If we could take a closer look
At the entities that do spook --
If we could inspect and dissect,
Would we detect spooky insects?
Before you roll your eyes and say "Hush!"
Consider what might happen to that bug
That just got stepped on and crushed.
What if every creepy crawler
That gets squashed and squished
Like people continues to exist?
Then imagine all that crawls
On the other side --
Every bug and parasite
That has ever lived then died.
Might this be the deal
Behind the feelings you feel --
Goosebumps and goose pimples
When fear gives your flesh a chill?
It could be a ghost-bug crawling on you.
But don't worry --
Bugs don't say "BOO!"
© Matt Decker