It's akin to the more widespread 'morning wood', but instead
of being a function
of a typical male, it is instead
a daily reminder to necrophiliacs. It does involve an erection upon regaining
consciousness, but instead
of being caused by lustful porn stars, it's caused by sadness that
your lover last night
is now six feet under, and you are depressed, but more so you are excited at the thought of having them
once. Hence the title 'mourning wood'
Doug: Hey man, that party we had at the cemetery last night was a blast.
Mike: Yeah, i found a 40-something blond amongst the oldies. I definitely had some
mourning wood when