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...
Saturday 17th April 2021 10:20 pm
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
Monday 12th April 2021 11:34 pm
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 ...
Sunday 27th October 2013 8:24 pm
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 –
The ball came over the wall –
Sunday 12th May 2013 6:31 pm