I sat and I fretted
by candle light, by moonlight, by starlight
and even because I was truly desperate
I sat and fretted by sunlight too.
Finally In desperation I clasped my hands to my chest and
I prayed as hard as I could-
was there a potion, a charm, a string of words
a howl of consonant and vowels
that would wrap muscle around bone and skin to
fingers, a face and toes?
Or would I have to scoop up these sad parts
from the Earth below my feet
and is this all I would have
for my first All Hallows Eve treat?