Halloween

Leaves are rattling, ruffling, rustling, Beware! Beware! Hands are thwacking, thumping, thudding, Who’s there? Who’s there? Footsteps scampering, scurrying, scuttling, More tricks! More tricks! Night winds whistling, whipping, whispering, Who’s next? Who’s next? Teeth are chawing, chomping, crunching, More treats! More treats! Spirits are moping, moaning, mourning, To sleep, to sleep. Graves are quelling, quieting…Continue reading “Halloween”

Dia de los Muertos

Born from the earth in el huerto de calabazas, Cucurbita awaits the choosing–la seleccion. She will soon be ready for the children. They will see her and fear her, as they should. “That one,” the dark-haired doctor says, pointing at Cucurbita. “That one will be perfect.” She is not perfect yet. She knows this toContinue reading “Dia de los Muertos”