Through plastic eyes
Inching along the fence
Searching for an opening
Into the realm of this eve,
Spectral lights beckon
As I remain in shadow
Feet kicking leaves
Laughter in the air
Somewhere close the owl shrieks
He hunts for prey
By the light of moon
And still I stand
They come closer
Those little souls so innocent
Ah yes, they come seeking
Searching for the treat
The candy to fill their bellies
The coin to fill their pocket.
They do not see me here
I am invisible to their vision
As they only see the door
And the bowl of pretty packages
Chocolate and wonderful things
They reach for it
Looking around in wonder
Where are the inhabitants
Who lives here in this spooky mansion,
Their fingers dipping into the bowl
To grab yet more,
But find the slime and eyes and worms
The scary things that feel so frightful,
Eeeew they scream
It’s on me
It’s touching me
What is this?
What trick is this they wonder,
You greedy beasts I say out loud
As I come from my shadows
With fangs dripping blood,
It is a treat for me
But a trick to you
I open my cape and swoop down
Barely touching the soft curls
On the princesses head,
She screams into the night
As she runs in such fright
Into the arms of the parent that waits,
Great job my friend,
What a fun scary moment
They will always remember
I beckon them to me with candy in hand
A smile dripping with strawberry jam
Ah sweet scary stories
I remember so well.

Trick or treat my friends
Watch out for the ghouls
Eat lots of candy
And I will take a Reese’s if you have any left.

Quiet surrender

I feel the earth move below me
The tides in and out
Awake or asleep
If terror harkens upon my mind
I open my eyes
Turning and walking away
As nothing here can cause pain
And I change direction
Un distracted
Moving forward to light
Leaving darkness in my wake.
In dreams I live in atmosphere
Like diamonds sparkling
Colors flowing through
Reaching out to touch each one
Bringing it in
To be a part of my whole.
In sleep there lays magic
On sandy beaches with whispering palms
And the drums beat fills the air
Native song moving
Mother Earth to sing her tune.
Thought of happiness replaces
Dark shadows of fear,
Worried memory relaxed to good
And I walk below the sun
Bronzed skin warm by the gentle caress
Of this light from within.
Alive in each moment
In silence I hear the wind
And that is all
And that is everything.

Sunset bliss

Gliding across water
Smooth flow of waves
Tight sail filled
The fins move effortlessly
Three arced dolphins
And for a moment
I am with them
Moving in tune
With the wave.
Sun falls gently down
Reflection of orange
My eyes shaded to the magnificent light
Into the water she slips
And then gone.
Wind dies and sail limp
We sit in silence
The water splashing against the hull
Rocking motion lulls the mind
Into a sense of pure emptiness
The bliss of being here
Of reaching out to wave goodbye
To the setting sun
As we turn and move towards land
As we head home
Moving softly through
The waves
To the jetty beyond.