Happy Halloween My Love (A Poem)

Come into my parlor
of anything or anyone
save you and me
and the old Victrola
spinning a
Rachmaninov web.
Concerto No. 2 with
Brandy? Sherry?
Perhaps a cloudy Absinthe
is more to your liking
and fairies’ ghosts
dancing in a smokey circle.
Come into my parlor
and anything
that’s left of me is yours.
Don’t be afraid.
The house
has long since vanished
but I am there
and you know where my parlor is.


About Ellespeth

I'm a poet. Sometimes I write stories and other nonsense. Ellespeth

2 comments on “Happy Halloween My Love (A Poem)

  1. “come into my parlor bare” something so musical about that phrase. Once again I bow to your genius, I’ll just get my coat 😉

  2. I love this – especially paired with Rachmaninoff. I particularly like the last line, though – beautiful but it also has a haunting/beyond the grave calling feel to it! Very nice.

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