Treasure Island

Mac Hammond

(1926 - 1997)

Poems of Mac Hammond

1. Halloween 1/13/2003
2. Thanksgiving 1/13/2003

Halloween

The butcher knife goes in, first, at the top
And carves out the round stemmed lid,
The hole of which allows the hand to go
In to pull the gooey mess inside, out -
The walls scooped clean with a spoon.
A grim design decided on, that afternoon,
The eyes are the first to go,
Isosceles or trapezoid, the square nose,
The down-turned mouth with three

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