On Halloween, poetry by Sharon Waller Knutson at Spillwords.com
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On Halloween

On Halloween

written by: Sharon Waller Knutson

 

The myths and tales
of black cats
being scalped
by Satan Worshipers
and boiled in cauldrons
by wicked witches
don’t worry my coal
colored frisky felines.

Big Foot, the Bombay,
picks the locks
and prowls
the neighborhood
like a burglar,
feet following
in the footsteps
of masked midgets.

Smoky, the Siamese.
slinks and sneaks
through the open
door as we hand
out sweets
and disappears
into the darkness
returning in the morning
hungry and haughty.

Bella, the Burmese,
arches her back
and fluffs up her tail
as she poses in the window
like a model at Macy’s
daring the devils and witches
staring through the glass
to harm a hair on her head.

Sharon Waller Knutson

Sharon Waller Knutson

Sharon Waller Knutson is a retired journalist who has been writing and publishing poetry for 16 years. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Trouvaille Review, Gleam: a Journal of the Cadralor, Muddy River Review, Verse-Virtual, Red Eft Review, Writing in a Woman's Voice and The Song Is... She has also published six poetry books including Dancing With a Scorpion (2006) Moon Journal Press, My Grandmother Smokes Chesterfields (2014) Flutter Press and What the Clairvoyant Doesn’t Say (2021) Kelsay Books. She lives in Arizona with her husband, Al.
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