Typewriter Rodeo: Seasonal Décor

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By David FruchterOctober 15, 2021 1:40 pm, ,

Some folks mark the seasons by changing out the wreath on the front door or pulling out different colored lights or other decorations. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Seasonal Décor (for Elyana)

haul them old boxes

out of the garage

or crates from the attic above


festivity nears

and we have to prepare

as we enter the season i love


untangle the tinsel

untie the knots

that cluster in christmas light strings


then put those aside

and dig for the stratum

that’s composed of spookier things


straw men and skeletons

witches and ghosts

orange and black are the colors we need


or a slasher film mannequin

armed with a knife

that looks like it would make you bleed


hit up HEB

stock up on the candy

for the horde that will come, never fear


of prediabetic

children in costumes

let’s help them all get there this year


the scariest things

all lurk in the daytime

covid, corruption, and drought


so let’s save hallow’s eve

for more camp thrills and chills

as our substitute terrors come out…

to decorate the yard

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