Monday, May 13, 2013

All Hallow's Eve

The veil is thin between the worlds
   and anything might happen 
when spirits wander free
   among us on this night.
Was that a ghost you saw
   or just your neighbor’s children
drifting past the gate
   in your front yard?
Sometimes amidst the laughter
   we forget to pay attention
to the possibility that what we see
   is not as it appears.
So on this night of tricks & treats
   with children seeking candy
remember that the costumes
   may, in fact, be real!

(October 2002)