Halloween’s Not over yet by Gary Davis


Gobbler’s Revenge

gorged on tryptophan
dream of headless turkey squawks
gobbler’s revenge

Bob stalks a turkey
then plunges down sharp-staked hole
which turkey got stuffed?

it’s Thanksgiving
at Halloweeners’ Spook House
they eat each other


No Merry Christmas

“climate change, ha ha!”
Santa heard from Lake North Pole
got coal for Christmas

blinding howling wind
bloody saucer smears in snow
where is my snowman?

Christmas at Spook House
Santa got stuck in chimney
you don’t want to know


Gary Davis enjoys exercising his imagination through crafting dark or darkly humorous haiku and other forms of poetry. He finds haiku in particular both challenging and fun. Mr. Davis has published haiku in  Scifaikuest,  Star*LineTales from the Moonlit Path, and a Lester Smith Halloween anthology (2016-2019). He has published other poetry in Tales of the TalismanBloodbondIllumen and a sci-fi anthology, Kepler’s Cowboys (2014-2019). Mr. Davis loves all things classic horror; he grew up on Famous Monsters of  Filmland magazine years ago. He has two spooky Halloween tales  in Frostfire Worlds (2016-2017), and another one coming out this fall.


Published 12/5/19