When the treat becomes tricky

by Aleza Freeman

fat pumpkin

Image by icadrews via Flickr

The pumpkin string-lights,
fuzzy spider, and
styrofoam tombstone
are wrapped in faux webs
in a box, until the
next Halloween moon,

But the Hershey bars,
Tootsie rolls, and
chewy Milk Duds
will stick to my hips
like a lunar eclipse.
My own personal full moon.

Written for Jingle Poetry Potluck – Halloween