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the old woman in the upstairs window

the old woman  in the upstairs window

 

the old woman’s cottage

out in the woods

on a small dirt road

was a mystical place

for the boy and his friends

 

they were told by

other boys that a

ghost lived with her

 

they got a glimpse

of her once when she

went to the well

to draw a bucket

 

she wore a long black dress

and white hair down to her wai...

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the crazy old woman on Bloody Creek Road

 

The crazy old woman on Bloody Creek Road

 

the boys were told

that the old lady who lived

at the end of Bloody Creek Road

was either evil or insane.

 

some of the boys said that she

stole children and cooked them in her

oven for her supper

others said she ate snakes

while they were still alive

 

one day they decided to

find out for themselves

they ...

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All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve

 

Gnarled tree roots claw from the ground

scratching over disturbed graves.

Pumpkins grin their toothless snarl,

fleshy tongues of seed and fibre.

The spectral drift of chilling mist

that prods and pokes at exposed flesh.

Somewhere a creature of the night

mewls in whimpering ecstasy

 

Dank leaves of autumn line the paths

as little ...

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Eyrie Avenue

Eyrie Avenue

 

After the chicks had flown the nest

she sat in stony silence –

rocking back and forth in an upright chair.

The hair on her head pulled tight into a cowl

that accentuated her horny skull.

A sharp, beak nose and dull, see all eyes

that fluttered from pillar to post –

 

Until –

The ball came over the wall –

Then –

 

Fingers cur...

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