Halloween | Teen Ink


October 30, 2010
By Eer320 PLATINUM, S. China, Maine
Eer320 PLATINUM, S. China, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, hey girl, magenta! and she's like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, no - I want magenta!"

He pulls out the knife,
and sinks it deep,
into the orange flesh,
and then hands the hilt to me,
I saw away,
as if,
performing an autopsy,
on a dead man.

as the knife gives a little,
I pull the top off,
and feel the last little roots,
rip and tear,
and then I pull the top,
off completely.

I stick my hands into,
the gunky mess,
and pull out the seeds,
and set them on the newspaper,
so they can be used for later,
and stick my hand in,

After I scoop out all of the orange yuckies,
I put the top back on,
and pull out my black sharpie,
and I feel as if I am giving the fruit a makeover,
I draw the face,
giving him devilish eyes,
a cackling mouth,
after all,
it’s Halloween.

I pull out the knife,
and saw away,
never taking my blade,
away from the lines.

I feel his first evil eye,
push out the orange,
and sink my knife into his other eye,
as his features,
and I finish,
his mouth,
I sit back,
and admire my work.

And then,
it grows dark,
and my father gives me,
a candle,
and I place it inside,
his “body”.

a lit candle,
in your body?

we take it outside,
and it really looks,
as if my pumpkin is possessed,
but yet again,
it is Halloween.

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