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Address to a Pumpkin

by E.M. Swift-Hook

 

Hail the harrowed pumpkin!

Tormented, scraped and cut

Your entrails ripped out from within,

To bake pies with your guts.

 

Hail the hallowed pumpkin!

Thy glorious grinning face,

Carved from the orange of your skull,

Brings grim mirth to this place.

 

Hail the hollowed pumpkin!

Upon the doorstep set

Your eldritch light and feral look

Will guard the household yet.

 

Hail the hero pumpkin!

When brightly lit your grin

Doth scare and freet uncanny beasts

And keep us safe within.

 

Copyright E.M. Swift-Hook 2019

Address to a Pumpkin is one of the works featured in the free anthology, Haunted, available to download here: https://books2read.com/u/bowXZZ

Hail the hollowed pumpkin!
Upon the doorstep set
Your eldritch light and feral look
Will guard the household yet.