One Halloween, a poem by Michael J Leach at

One Halloween

One Halloween

written by: Michael J Leach



I jumped into a jumpsuit
and pinned on a homemade nametag
that read ‘VENKMAN’
in red font.

I rocked up at a Halloween party
to the sound of ‘Monster Mash’—
not the Ghostbusters theme—
and proceeded to pull off

a poor Venkman impression,
complete with warm expression.

I left my plastic proton pack
at the front door,
feeling no need to pretend
to bust ghosts on Halloween.

I just got a green drink
and mingled with monsters.

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