Thirteen Days Until Halloween

 

On this 13th Day before Halloween I would like to remind you that Edgar Allen Poe’s

obituary

was written by his rival and critic

and that his rival created the madman and lunatic in that obituary

we have come to be familiar with today.

 

Two things.

 

When I found out that part of David Tennant’s makeup person’s job on the set of

” Doctor Who ” was to fluff his hair AND that it was possible to write obituaries for

people you hated and that you could say anything you wanted about them and it would

stick to their legacy as if you had used gallons of crazy glue- I realized I  hadn’t chosen

my career path wisely.

And I wept.

 

I Wonder

Who will

visit you on Mischief Night?

 

Who will crawl with the shadows

down the walkway in front of your house

through your yard, around your house

up your porch steps to your front door?

 

Who will knock, who will tap,  who will scratch at your door

who will ring your bell before they let themselves in?

Who will visit you on Mischief Night

and eagerly whisper your name as they close your door

behind them.