Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween Poem

© Kabuki Katze 2006

Halloween on Gulfton St.

Outside, dumpsters
sit like hearses.

Aluminum car ports
rattle the wind.

Strayed in streets,
cats snarl behind tires.

The boot-bottom night.
Vacant and winter coming.

This is the evening
of Halloween.

The Salvadoran woman
next door washes

clothes, a carved
pumpkin sulks

on the porch.
It’s candle-

lit grin
grows faint.

Soon the dark
turns ghostly.

Is battered down
with more darkness.

Here even children
stay indoors,

stuff wishes
into garbage bags.

In this scarlet-
dim ghetto

a dead end
in every face.

© Me 2006


Karina said...

I love the imagery in your poem. The black background complements it beautifully. Thanks for sharing. :)

the amplified bard said...

Thanks for your comments!

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