since Halloween is near and my soon-to-be printed (yea) book
is due mid-December or earlier (yea)
I’m posting the only verse in love of the monster
that pays direct homage to this most wicked and deliciously sweet celebration
love of the monster, is a black and white illustrated book
color was added here to protect the innocent;)
in to myself
am I this eve
my brain a bulging mass
of mush gone hard
I candidly admit
I am fried
there is no burning pan
nor flame asunder
bubbling lard is not scorching my soul
heat is not harassing my heart
I this eve
am just frazzled to the ends of my hair
and to the tips of my curling toes
that should be cold
down here in the basement
If you don’t occasionally seek asylum in your life
you just might end up in one
I wanted an excuse to use this fella again. He might be an amalgam of Jason and Hannibal stitched by Dr. Moreau – just the sort you’d find in the Asylum of Angst
mondayster, boosday, wardsday, fursday, frieday…hell-o-ween;)
and it’s time for some monsters
there are always monsters
may the good creatures
blaze the brightest path
now here is a sweet fella
just don’t piss him off
if he turns purple
you’re in trouble
unless you have Twinkies
descend the stairs
grow foul in my pounding brain
sift blood through my beating heart
breaking down grit and bone
dubious thoughts leak out the foundation
feet get cold down here
can’t be hell though
hell is hot
steamy for those who detest heat
probably characterized by a cold-minded soul
I like heat
don’t mind cold feet either
descending the stairs
it’s time to write
gotta start dialin’ up the ghouls for October 31 😉
Sweet are the wide-eyed faces, painted white as skeleton bone.
Precious are the little forms, costumed bright in faux silk.
Humorous are the small heads, wearing pointed hats.
Innocent are the bowed lips, timidly yelling for treats.
Tender are the tiny hands, grasping, in the spirit of Halloween.
Thank you. Happy Halloween to those joining in the fun. May you dream of sweet treats and happy smiles.
Please keep West Africa in your thoughts.
Pumpkin Sweet penciled while on a subbing break.