It’s… Halloween! Whether you are dressing up or not, I hope you have a great day. Have a little candy and perhaps a piece of pumpkin pie. Please try not to scare me too much either! I’m in Victoria, the most haunted city in British Columbia, by all accounts. So, I think it’s part of my duty as a resident to bring you a Halloween poem, lol. Here goes:
Is only nine years old and
Sips an extra hot no foam pumpkin spice latte.
Is double my height and
Looks through his monocle at the clown with five balloons.
Lock the car door and
Watch a Russian soldier in a door frame talking to a cowboy.
We should have dressed up this year, he says.
Don’t mention the
Supergirl tights underneath my jeans.
©2016 Christy Birmingham
This poem is inspired by a recent night out at a pumpkin art event with friends (see the photo above of The Beatles display carved out of pumpkin). We saw some great costumes, including the clown (I admit it creeped me out) and Mr. Peanut. As for the drink, I had a green tea rather than a latte, and I’m not sure what the mini Harry Potter ended up ordering from Starbucks. Regarding my tights, well, you’ll have to decide for yourself if that part really happened 😉
This is Christy B., wishing you a safe, fun Halloween!