halloween

(10/31/99)

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Halloween
the clown
stares at the rain

Linda Robeck

 
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grocery checkout
a jack o' lantern grins
at the long line

susan bond


starless night-
Mars and Milky Way
in the goblin's bag

Yu Chang


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Halloween:
the widower locks his doors
and turns off the lights

Charles Trumbull
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Halloween...
chocolate thumbprints
on his homework

Joann


a small child
on all hallowes night
sobbing

paul conneally


halloween -
a flickering candle
by the grave

Tore Sverredal

the aroma
of roasting pumpkin seeds
jack-o-lantern's grin

DeVar

dracula's blood
next to the broomsticks
October shopping

john.


that large bowl --
Halloween treats gone 
before the bell rings

Betty


Children's dancing eyes
beneath a mask of evil
Halloween magic

Bonnie Hudson

All Hallows' Eve;
a black cat scratches
at the broom cupboard.

Cerri.


trick-or-treat
a spotlight on the boy
in camouflage

Peggy

Samhain eve -
men wearing animal skins
leave the shadows

S. Mason


prince and princess
waiting on the front porch
~ halloween treat

Don Wharram


HalloweenŠñ eve
ghosts of my past coming
no room for more

jesus masanet


eerie mist
hovers over the trees
Halloween

Patricia A. Laurent


Gypsies--
a caravan of costumes
on Halloween night.

Cindy Tebo


seeing ghosts ...
grandma recalls
Hallowe'ens past

hilary tann


All Hallow's Eve --
a whiff of burnt marshmallows
in the bonfire ashes

an'ya


nervous wait -
our cranky neighbor approaches
in a devil's suit

rj scott


clock strikes twelve
trick-or-treaters asleep-
a knock at the door

soji

decayed graveyard
moonlit  hazes creeping
what's that groaning?

Max Verhart


false faces
fed candy treats
cat tail quivers

peigi


more wrinkles this year
jack - o - lantern
but millennium proof

emile molhuysen

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