All Hallow Tide Eve

All Hallow Tide Eve

Today
Is
Yesterday’s
Tomorrow

I could see a dusk
From the deck steps
As long as I could see
With you

With a crushed apple
And a grape light strand
I could be so content
With you in one hand

A thrill jay and evil eye
Wondrous and dark
Against the glowing sky
Of light pinpricks

Waltzing under broken boughs
Scheming our orange things
Coats swapped for heat
To scorch a cooling world

Under falling branches,
And river run sidewalks,
I’d enjoy all the more
If I could with you

With a blood moon low
Hanging over muddy slopes
I could gift the white pumpkin
Into your questing grasp

Wearing shade after sunset
When we’re not meant to
Asking where they got things
Even though we’re not supposed to

Listening to my chest murmur
Hearing the leaves undercast
White noise static threshold
At slick black wet contrast

Hypothetically speaking
You took off my shrapnel mask
To see what would lie below
Unaware of its likeness to you

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