Untitled - October 7, 2001

The crisp moonlight 

changes from milk white

to a pale orange

as the clouds part

to reveal 

a round pumpkin

in the heavens.

I watch the flames

of the bonfire,


in the glow of the eyes

that surround me --

a gleeful glance

of those half-entranced,

reveal nothing more

to this night.

As the flickers jump

in a wild moondance,

I can see the edge

of the world between

now and forever


until there is nothing

that separates us

in this delicate waltz.

Faster and faster,

the wind swirls until

the autumn leaves

dance amongst 

the ghostly figures

that gathered around

us here.

Paddington T. Bear

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