September 20, 2007
By Molly O'Connell, Highland Village, TX

witches warts zombies walk

the streets children about toilet paper trees candy galore loot bags smashed pumpkins caked on
make-up gnarled teeth mummies
cavities spider webs graveyards
strangers mothers worried police fretting all night until the sun
comes up getting lost egging vampires decay darkness they come out from their
Holes bats autumn werewolves
leAves dying

ghosts cost
pLants Lucifer glitter black pretend altered reality
howLing winds

children loot robbery fear candy
cOrns lollipops dust

creeping silent
yelloW moon deathly stares hiding in their homes haunted house
fakE blood reaching from under the bed it grabs him plastic swords
smEll of

grass ancient the crispness of the air
gNarled trees blacks cat unusual cauldrons line their pockets with them damp cool please take one evil soul warlocks allusions

eating all night just once a year festival medieval
ever cant wait for it to come monster darkness

Most wonderful time of the year…

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