What will you be for Halloween?

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What will you be for Halloween,

as the air acquires a chill

and seeps in among your aching bones,

as leaves brittle and brown

circle in gusts of wind around you?

As you walk along the sidewalks

with your hands, your cold hands,

in your coat pockets

as you crush and kick the accumulation

of crispness along the paths?

What will you be for Halloween

as you wonder if

snow flakes will fly

with the dark clouds

racing across the orange sky?

As you smile at the carved jack-o-lanterns

arranged on neighbors’ porches

amid dried stalks of corn

election signs

and the glow of lights from windows

within the houses you pass?

What will you be for Halloween,

walker upon this earth

dim so dim I cannot see you

in the dusk of early sunset?

What will you be for Halloween

as the treaters scamper and laugh

from door to door

as the bags of candy

accumulate as in years before

as the costumes trip and obscure,

what will you be?

What will you be for Halloween?

I think this year I will be

happy.

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9 Comments on “What will you be for Halloween?”

  1. Jaz says:

    A butterfly 🙂 >i<

  2. Oh, I love this one so, Lily! During reading, all sorts of memories came wafting through (at 6 yrs old, I was Peter Pan…Mother sewed the outfit for me!)…then I reached the last line and thought, “Perfect, Lily!” Have a very HAPPY week!

    • lily says:

      Thank you! : )
      Peter Pan–what fun! You could pretend to fly while trick-or-treating! And, no piracy of candy would be tolerated.

      You stay happy, too!

      ~ Lily

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