AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

31 October 2020

Flickering.

Wyeth, Bonfire, 1997


The flickering light from the hollow eyes,
That are carved in the pumpkins' shell,
Casts an eerie glow through the pumpkin patch
And lends to the trance-like spell,
Of the watcher who glimpses the dark, lithe shape,
That is crowned by the golden hair,
Of the mistress of all October imps,
Half clothed, but yet half bare,
For the slightest sign of a signal sent,
To determine his nightly fare,
And his breath burns, and his heart yearns,
And his fate accepts the dare.

James Walter Orr

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