The Unhaunted House


There are  no painted pumpkins placed upon the porch

there are no styrofoam  tombstones dotting my freshly mowed lawn

no zombies stuffed with shredded plastic are hanging from the trees,

there are no linen ghosts  tied to the window screens


Not a single black cat cut out is tacked to my front door

no paper marche devils are sitting on wicker chairs

I have no tin pressed witches on my porch holding  bowls of treats

nothing that runs on batteries will cry out Trick or Treat


There is  no one home at this House

on this Halloween

unless you count me,

the witches, the zombies, the ghosts,

the devils and demonic cats

who were most certainly not created in a factory by machines.


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