The darkness falls-
leaves crunch under my feet,
as the wind tosses them around the empty street.
The moon begins its ascent,
round and plump and tinged in orange,
A Halloween pumpkin in the sky.
Two cats yowl and moan
and circle each other before lunging-
twisting, biting and clawing as fur flies.
I'm distracted by a chittering sound in the air,
wings beat frantically as they take high flight,
bats swooping between the trees.
It's almost Halloween.
Causes Annette Talbert Supports
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, RIF (Reading is Fundamental),
Hands On Foundation, Dignity U Wear, Girls, Inc.