Halloween

Monsters come knocking.
Open to them.

It’s dark out there; they’re
glad to step into the light.

Let them in. Feed them candy;
they’ll unmask.

Once you compliment them,
their nearly convincing costumes,

learn their names, see their faces,
they’re not as scary.

Besides, they live here.
They’re your monsters.

Befriend your monsters.
They’re all innocent children,

easily wounded,
looking for home.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net