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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: October 23, 2016      Views: 35

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Halloween1988
"Halloween1988" by pit viper
A knife silhouetted, an indigo sky
a moment of surreal lucidity
suspended there, in the predawn air
a jagged stainless steel butterfly
then plummeting fast, into the high grass
to lie unseen for eternity

Shake shock, slip trip stumble up the bank
to the road, to the futures we would have
Knife left lying in the tall dead grass
in the place where our bodies should have.

Halloween Poetry Contest contest entry

Author Notes
My friend Kelly Page saved my life on Halloween 1988. We were teenagers. We were hitchhiking & were picked up by a psycho who tried to kill us. Kelly grabbed the knife & threw it. We ran. We lived. Kelly died earlier this year of heart failure. I wrote this for him.
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