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Halloween Summer

And the days grew sombre though the sun's light
overhead deepened by richer hue
and flames of coloured worlds.
They held their breath,those people
while we ordered Eggs Benedict
and shook our heads at Chilcot,
at graffitti three streets away
and bombs three worlds away.
It was the Halloween summer
when everyone let their tiny monsters out
and the buried lifted hands out of the earth.
when strange angels of no kind mien
sat upon the roofs and long shadows
spilled everywhere, in restaurants, in bars
in pubs, out on the street, all waiting.
And pumpkins never to be carved still grinned,
For Jack-O-Lantern keeps all demons out,
'cept those invited. We have let them in,
And will be haunted long past All Soul's Night.
And none will pity us past All Soul's Night.

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nyarbaggytep
Jul. 7th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
I like this, and I think I would like it better without the last two lines.
smokingboot
Jul. 7th, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's always useful to know what worked and what didn't. I am glad you liked what you liked.
smokingboot
Jul. 8th, 2016 07:22 am (UTC)
Yes... looking at those two lines again. Hmm. Probably need to leave it a few months then rework it.
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