October is gingerbread kisses,
whispered by transparent lips
that warm sorrow-filled hearts
and leave neck hairs standing
on trembling feet. October
is a chunk of spiced skull cake,
and a cauldron bubbling
with pumpkin chili.
October is books of stories
full of souls that will stay alive
in memories of gingerbread,
pumpkin and skull cake
spiced with tears
the wee notes…
– Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (October in the Chair)… which, by the way, I’m hosting… You should stop by, my Wicked Luvs… maybe write/read some October(y) yum.
– The first pre-Witches in Fiction giveaway is up and waiting for you. Why not enter the fun?
– Linked to Poets United (Poetry Pantry, 324)
(I’m pretty sure this skeleton is laughing… or at least, cackling.)
From Llewellyn’s Witch’s Coloring Book,
drawing by Kathleen Edwards, coloring by moi.