I love scary books and poems (and movies, even though I cover my eyes a lot during them). Here’s a cheesy video of me reading my poem “Midnight,” from a jack-o-lantern’s point of view.
See my spooky, blank eyes staring?
Like the crooked teeth I’m baring?
Feel my wicked candle flaring?
Am I smiling? Am I glaring?
Test the face that I am wearing:
Am I strange enough for scaring
–by Laura Purdie Salas, from SHRINKING DAYS, FROSTY NIGHTS (Capstone, 2008)