A time for dark, dastardly deeds.
Light and warmth fades to cold shadows
While the wind picks up,
Running its icy fingers along your windows,
Setting them to rattling, clattering,
Before tearing the leaves from the trees
And driving them into the sky.
In this world human sound is forbidden,
A violation of the solemn peace.
The moon’s light washes everything
Silver and blue,
Struck by a deathly pallor.
When the mundane becomes extraordinary.
The mind distorts the world,
Projecting illusions onto the backdrop of darkness.
Dogs become wolves; each breath of air a ghost.
Shadows creep like living entities
Shrouding phantoms and ghouls from view.
Floorboards squeak and creak as whispered
Voices, half imagined, beckon you to wakefulness
Calling you to share in the mystery,
To lurk in the darkness, and howl at the moon;
To revel in the song that a church bell tolls,
To fade into oblivion.