|Our jack o'lanterns last year|
PS from me: Nancy Price is also an accomplished novelist; her most famous book is probably Sleeping with the Enemy, made into a feature film starring Julia Roberts. But here, for today, is her Halloween-themed poem, featured on American Life in Poetry:
Trick or Treat
The ghost is a torn sheet,
the skeleton’s suit came from a rack in a store
the witch is flameproof, but who knows
what dark streets they have taken here?
Brother Death, here is a candy bar.
For the lady wearing the hat from Salem: gum.
And a penny for each eye, Lost Soul.
They fade away with their heavy sacks.
Thanks! I yell just in time.
Thanks for another year!