Monday, 17 October 2016

strawberry shortcake & mini mars bars

ding! dong!

creak...
door opens

me:
“trick or treat!”

the person who answered:
“yeah, yeah
trick or treat!”

the individual
haphazardly
tossed the candy
into the bag

i pause for a brief
moment...

... to watch this person
run back down stairs
to the basement...

...before the door
has a chance
to close
i reach
for the handle...

“um, peter
that last strawberry
shortcake costume
was me -- you didn't
even recognize
your own sister...”

(parents
in the background
laughing hysterically!!!)