that only the living can see.
Photo A.M. Moscoso
Have you ever tasted Halloween
with the tip of your tongue?
Tasted like pennies and burnt sugar
thick and sweet sliding down your throat like warm blood.
Have you seen Halloween
from the corner of your eye
it moved like a cat, black as midnight
where does it hide until you walk by alone
with nothing but the shadows to see your home?
shake it’s hand,
take it’s hand
in your own
pale as death
lonely as dusty bones
dreaming where it is forever midnight
inside a ruined tomb.
tonight if you will.
It’s been waiting so long
September ends tonight.
In a few hours
Are you ready?
See you on the other side.
I felt like I was being watched.
I looked up and what do you know.
I was most certainly being watched by a pale face from a window above the street.
I’ve been looking for Halloween all Summer.
It looks like it found me first.