October

Amanda Reandaeu

It was unusually warm out

For October. Halloween

was his favorite holiday.

This one would be different.

His face was hallowed:

His lips were light pink almost white,

His skin was chapped and falling apart,

His eyes looked big but sunken in.

His skin seemed to sag;

With no muscles left to attach to.

His joints big and bulging-

A human skeleton.

Sitting on the couch –

Silently –

Not knowing what to say next.

What do you say to a dying man?

Unusually warm out

For October. It is Halloween

Once more This one would be different.

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