Childhood Halloweens (SFPA 2016)

“Childhood’s Hallowe’ens”

It’s that time of year
when monsters peep
from closet doors
and gather round
from underneath the beds

to find out if you’re ripe
for different sorts of
new adventures.

Hunter, once again, this year?
or Hunted?

Copyright © October 2016, by Lizl (Elizabeth) Bennefeld. Written and recorded for the Science Fiction Poetry Association 2016 Halloween Poetry Reading. The audio file (.mp3) is available on the SFPA Halloween Poetry Reading page, along with other recorded poems by SFPA members.

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