I Saw a Ghost in the Barbershop

I saw a ghost in the barbershop
What was it doing in there?
Probably wanting a short, back and sides
Or some colouring put in his hair.

Maybe he wanted a shampoo and set
Or simply came in for a trim
Maybe he came for a gossip that day
Because something was bothering him.

I saw the ghost at the top of the stairs
While the barber was cutting my hair
When the barber had finished I went in the room
To see if the ghost was still there.
It was dark in the room and the lights were out
I said “Ghostie?” and then he appeared
I said “Why did you come to the barbers today?”
He said, “Just for a trim of my beard.”

By Jonathan Last