A Halloween Poem : Presto : Rae Armantrout

Presto

“Breaking
Anna Nicole news

as she buries
her son.”

*

“What do you want
to be?”

Skeleton suits
and Superman outfits –

inappropriate touching
on drugstore racks.

*

Presto!

Paris of flies
re-tie

the old knot
mid-air.

*

Blonde wigs and
wizard caps.

“I want to go back!”

Invisible knot.

I want to be that!

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A Halloween Poem : Hist Whist : E.E. Cummings

hist whist
little ghostthings
tip-toe
twinkle-toe

little twitchy
witches and tingling
goblins
hob-a-nob hob-a-nob

little hoppy happy
toad in tweeds
tweeds
little itchy mousies

with scuttling
eyes rustle and run and
hidehidehide
whisk

whisk look out for the old woman
with the wart on her nose
what she’ll do to yer
nobody knows

for she knows the devil ooch
the devil ouch
the devil
ach the great

green
dancing
devil
devil

devil
devil

wheeEEE