First published in October 2020
There's always that shiver ....
a catch of breath at the first taste
and a slick of fear ..... what if?
What if that billowing shadow
is not what it seems, the yellow
a monster's searching eye?
And those menacing pumpkins ....
what if they were to widen their
spit out a stream of curses?
There's always that dread ....
what if the undead wrap up
and follow the Trick-Treaters home?
Hallowe'en's an in-between ....
ghosts and ghoulies, apples and
autumn's end, the start of winter?