Halloween is the holiday for the funny goblins,
the cute pixies,
the wicked witches,
and the kids in the superhero costumes,
but it’s also the celebration of the real-life monsters.
Beware of the needles inside the chocolate bars,
the poisonous candy,
and the violators dressed up in the wolf or clown costumes,
holding knives behind their backs,
ready to stab.
Halloween is the holiday for pumpkin carving,
the horror movies,
the black cat and the spider decorations,
and the colorful theme parties,
but it’s also the celebration of the obsessed.
Beware of those wanting to drink the blood of your dog
for the sake of Satan
and those walking around with the boxes of matches and the cans of petrol,
ready to set your house on fire
to summon the ancient spirits.
Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas) who has won writing contests and challenges held, for example, in the USA, Israel, and Finland. The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention in 2019 for her essay concerning invisible warfare, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski and Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein. Puolakka's interview concerning some of the same topics can be found through Re:fiction. The Burgundy Zine (USA) celebrated her articles concerning science, pseudoscience, Mr. Kaczynski, Mr. Wittgenstein, and education in Sept 2020 and March 2020. Hybris (Tampere University) will publish her academic article in Dec 2020. Puolakka has been the winner of the poetry challenge held by Poetry Potion over 30 times. Her realistic fantasy story "Kuitti" (Varjorikko 1/2020) is one of the nominees for the distinguished Atorox Award, 2021.