A Halloween Horror

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Halloween …

Why would anyone need

to fear the dead?

Wait… did you hear that?

What was that thump in the dark? Who whispers that name?

Why is it suddenly so cold?

gathered clouds

what secrets emerge

from the tomb?

that I should shudder

seeing my own headstone

Paralyzed with fear. Heartbeat like the toning of a bell for All Saints’ Day. The apparition draws closer, closer…


Can what we exhume

survive the dawn?

What price we pay uncovering

buried secrets long forgotten

The phantasm fingers that graze my cheek. The tighness of my last breath…

the consequences

of such desecrations …


for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 151 #SynonymsOnly

and dVerse Poets’ OLN: Casting a Spell (pubtended by Linda Lee Lyberg)

The pub is open! Come join us!

and my own #Haikai Challenge!

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