How awkward it would be
if the dead come back alive!
What you have made peace with
turns up one evening at dinner.
What would you have to say?
Will you be pessimistic and think
someone is playing a prank on you?
Or chit-chat casually like before?
Will you be able to make room
for this unexpected arrival?
A long list of questions can arise
From the soap cake to sharing rooms.
That is why these beings of the past
come visiting in their Halloween costume.
That scares us hell, but saves us
from the awkwardness of normality.