The oddest things that I have seen
Have not just been on Halloween.
I saw a man with billowed cape,
A fur-lined collar at his nape.
He surged across; his hat and beard
befit his style, perhaps not weird,
but in a tree, a silly schmuck
had chucked a table and it stuck.
Its spindly legs stayed stiff and true
to save itself from falling through.
A fungi-eating piece of wood
seemed quite delighted that it could
and yet this may explain the bumps
on trunks of trees and even stumps...
A witch and scarecrow took a chance
behind a shed; she looked askance -
I’ve lost my hat, that’s all, I swear...
Perhaps my shoes; it isn’t fair
There oughta be a consarned law -
I think there is...
Don’t clutch at straws...
As Halloween approaches near
A skeleton crew, an engineer
Is dead on track - All Hallows Eve,
No tricks or treats tucked up his sleeve.
A horse bedecked by bony hands
Is saddled up and there he stands,
Awaiting midnight to deliver...
My camera shakes between each shiver.
At last at home, I run inside
And then I stop – eyes open wide ...
What is that thing? A vampire bat?
A rabid squirrel? Desert rat?