Treat or Scream?


Crisp red apples

bathed in cold clear water

I’m glad they don’t have teeth or they’d certainly click and chatter.

Crisp red apples

skewered through a hole on the tops of their heads

I’m really hoping that they are not alive and that they are truly dead.

Crisp red apples

cold too the touch

next comes the boiling sugar did you hear that little crunch?

Crisp red apples

sitting on a tray

waiting to be claimed by ravenous monsters and then spirited away.

Crisp red apples

tortured for your culinary pleasure

every Halloween.

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