One Halloween

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle  #375

Words:  eggs, sing, corn, breeze, movies, misty, child, find, spray, attentive, drive, runny

Indian corn centers
the crimson front door.
Autumn breeze sways husks
on bottom. Mild mist sprays
sidewalks, pasting leaves
into arrangements like
those found in a florist’s
window. Young child laughs,
sings along with Disney
characters on the movie screen.
Costumed as a dragon, he had
driven with parents to a special
Halloween show. As family returns
home, pulling into the driveway,
they spot it. Both parents thinking,
we should have paid attention, left
the lights off. Cracked eggs are
running down front windows,
and door. Indian corn emerges
unscathed. Child looks at distraught
parents and says, ‘Don’t worry. I am
a dragon now. I will sniff them out
and scare them with my teeth,
and fiery breath.’  Indian corn smiles.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to One Halloween

  1. oldegg says:

    What a disaster to leave the lights on when they went out. Luckily outside America the tradition of trick or treating is less popular with such a medley of traditions to honour throughout the year in Australia for instance.


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