Nibble and Gnaw

Though Halloween’s over There’s still treats to be had The sweet taste of pumpkin Drives the squirrels mad; They nibble and gnaw Through poor Jack O’s face Until his once toothy grin Is but a hole to escape; These furry scavengers Love to eat and run Making each meal a bit Of mischievous fun

Trick or Treat

When the sun has set Your fate you’ll have met As careful hands hone An expression all your own; Newly carved Your true face takes shape   As the light escapes From your hollowed-out space;   Peering back at me What will I see?   A trick or a treat… Something sweet or scary?