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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