Tricks or Treats?... A Thriller Halloween Poem
Black as a crow, she hid herself
in nightfields sleek and fresh
as Hallow’s Eve would stir such beasts
to sate their hungry flesh.
The porch light hissed as gothic shapes
of graveyard blood and bone
would dance amongst the vittle-bags
the treaters claimed their own.
She slid her tongue across her teeth
when children came in view
but waited for that human scent...
the boy she always knew.
Beneath the light the boy appeared
in pumpkin-plump attire…
her slit-eyes marked the cherub sweet
to eat her heart’s desire.
Her cravings inched her body forth
through leaves of rustled brown
to slither up the wooden steps
and rise without a sound.
She skulked amidst the candy crocks
and jack-o-lantern stares
in hopes the boy would see her stealth
and blackened nostrils flare.
Past apples covered crispy red
she crept with wily skill,
and made the boy her presence known
to quench her hunger still.
He giggle-tossed a candy corn
to waiting claws with glee,
and watched his kitten purr-delight
Aha...this one’s for me!
Do you prefer tricks, treats, or both at Halloween?
Best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe Halloween!
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