The First Bite Is With The Eye

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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?


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