Saturday, November 19, 2011

Post-Halloween Modern: A Poem by Sidney Carlson White

What lies at the bottom of the Halloween bag?
Monsters, ghouls, vampires, ghosts perhaps?
The forlorn wrapper of a Snickers bar?
The chocolaty smell of the scrumptious?

Trick-or-Treat, Trick-or-Treat
Effervescent gleam, candy scream
House to house, they run and skip
The Candy beckons with chocolate dreams

Which house is more finely dressed
Decor combat, the new game
Pumpkins and lights hold court here
Flickering glow in the darkness

–Sidney Carlson White

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