A Long Halloween

For eight months, we’re trapped like rats, our tails floundering on the creaking hinges of a swinging door– Ee-er-eek, er-er-eek.

A milky white moon scoops us a dish of October. Hungry mouths swallow what drips from the sky. No place to run from truth and lie. Ee-er-eek, er-er-eek. The Hinges creak.

A closing moon laughs at all our masks, all the while knowing if its trick or treat.

Night owl sees his prey
Safe within bigger shadows
Some ignore his hoot

Dversepoets.com It is Haibun Monday and the challenge is to write alluding to Halloween.
Had a little fun with this one.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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11 Responses to A Long Halloween

  1. A milky white moon scoops us a dish of October.

    I like the whole thing, and I kind of identify with your trapped rodents! But that is such a beautiful line, I had to pull it out.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kim881 says:

    The pandemic is like a long Halloween, with all the masks and horror of the disease. I love the sentence ‘A closing moon laughs at all our masks, all the while knowing if its trick or treat.’

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    One riveting phrase follows another in this great poem and haiku. Applause from my corner of the world.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. rothpoetry says:

    A milky white moon scoops us a dish of October. You captured a gem with this one!
    Love your Haibun!

    Like

  5. I can see what masks it is during these days of covid.

    Like

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