One Short Poem about Halloween

The Not Great Heist of All Hallow’s Eve
The two had a plan, even a sense of irony,
as they wore masks of Shaggy and Freddie
for the cameras. Bumped the bolt. Their heist
was some silverware and costume jewelry
thrown into a pillow case—fairly petty—
and pizza and beer from the fridge. Tomfoolery
to fall asleep, drunk in front of the TV,
to be unmasked like any cartoon poltergeist.


  1. Broderick Barker says

    Technical excellence in the service of goofy fun has always delighted me. I think my favorite rhyme is “jewelry” and “Tomfoolery.”

  2. Big Jon Bully says


  3. Even the near rhyme of the last word of the title and TV is a nice touch…


  4. Quin Finnegan says

    Thanks, all of yous. Goofy fun is where it’s at now for me, and if I can come up with a few rhymes along the way, so much the better.

    JOB, I wish I could say I planned that, but I didn’t. Not that I was aware of, anyway.

  5. Thanks. I’ve forgotten to read recently.

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