Allhallowtide’s ebb and
flow of candies and other
secular consumerism.

to consider

How I smelt the discarded innards
of my neighbour’s pumpkin over yesterday’s
bifurcating fence.

sounds so

Once upon a time,
white sheets were draped as ghosts
tricked along safer streets.

Pet dogs
too ugly to need
a disguise.

Stingy Jack,
the Devil and
turnip terrors.

That myth
of LSD in the
popcorn balls.

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