Monday, November 11, 2013

NOV PAD - Day 6 - All Hallows Even


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All Hallows Even



Halfway to winter, well into autumn,

preparing for seasonable slumber, I am

tucked away beneath several layers,

wanting only to be undisturbed.


A grumbling stomach

sends me foraging for food –

a night like any other, I think –

only the mood is somewhat 
skewed.


My stomping ground, normally so peaceful, placid –

teems with people tonight – my plundering interrupted

by thunderous skipping, jumping, laughter, shrieking;

feet shuffle, scuffle, leaves and bags rustle,

doors open & close, lights flash,

vehicles roll slowly past.


Curious scent of sweets, chocolate breezes, tempt

but something tells me to steer clear of the street;

I lumber away, skulk back to my lair,

hunger lingering, 
still



for Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge - Day 6:




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