This week’s Thoughtful Thursday offering comes a day early and is courtesy of the African-American poet George Van Amson, a talented newcomer to the world of published poetry. Enjoy, and have a Happy Halloween!

A Halloween Thought

Autumnal spirits flit as a host
Summer now hides from this chilly ghost
Central arbors burn orange and bright
A Jacks’ toothy grin gives the little ones fright

Tricky masks are a treat for a moments’ surprise
As a sweet in a bag or the Harvest Moon’s rise
Now October has fallen like the old witches’ shoe
Halloween is nigh, all the living say BOO!

George Van Amson