At Long Last

At Long Last

By Mattie Stepanek, October 1998

Half-empty trees

Scritch at

Ghouly gray skies,

Laughing black crow

Haunts a sound

To the wise,


Pumpkins smirk

Jagged tooth grins,

Message is clear:

Halloween now begins!



2 thoughts on “At Long Last

  1. “At Long Last” is a very good title! We’ve been seeing H’n costumes and such since the middle of August. Last week when we were shopping I saw the H’n stuff still up and my mind did a double take. Surely Halloween’s over by now? But no. We still get almost another week before this stuff gets put away, even though stores here have started selling Christmas decorations already. Sigh…

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