Inspired by the Danse Macabre Prompt: Cemetery Exploring With Akari
One year, just a few days before Halloween I took a tour of some local haunted sights and I even visited a graveyard.
It was nightfall by the time we got to the remains of the cemetery- and I call it the remains because some graves and most of the headstones had been moved.
Apparently the cemetery had fallen into disrepair, it wasn’t being cared for and it had been over run by blackberry and sticker bushes- from what I understand some of the headstones had been stolen and vandalized too.
But then the community rallied and some changes were made.
I’m sure the process of cleaning the area up was done correctly and with the dignity required because this cemetery is located in a part of town where gentrification is taking place and nothing spells decorum and dignity like not making homes you want to sell to well to do young families come across as that development with all of it’s issues in ” Poltergeist”
You can see the very little cemetery from decks tricked out with plants and fancy outdoor furniture and in couple of cases, dining room windows.
I’ve never seen this cemetery by daylight- and I’m not sure I want to now.
Something about that sad little place touched this former Cemetery employee’s dark little heart and I want to remember it as it was-
just before Halloween, at nightfall when the air was cold and the sky was full of clouds and stars.