The crisp jellybeans

of Halloween

are decorated in

bright orange and black.

Dropping small handfuls

along the main pathway

leading all the way


Hunting each one,

makes in part the fun,

find a few more

hidden away.

As I line them up,

curving along the edge,

they roll away

one by one

across a wide expanse

of paleness

that hides each jelly

once more.

As I neatly tuck them back,

each jelly is

a burst of excitement,

until all I have left,

are a few

lonely colours

quietly waiting

to fall in dark depths.

Slowly the last ones fall,

first orange, then black,

until the sweetness fades.

- inspired by conversation with Miss Ellie

Paddington T. Bear

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