Tucked away in the secret realm of the unseen and invisible…”IT” lives..
Deep inside the film of Butterfly wings…IT waits.
In between Rhinoceros toes IT creeps
Underneath Pot-belly pigs bellies IT sleeps
IT eats through the scales of Lizard’s legs and hula hoops in Giraffe’s spots
…..from puppy dog’s tails IT hangs and swings AND sways
Then, on the night before Halloween… when clouds are thick and gray..IT hitches a ride on the nearest eagles neck
and travels high… through dark skies
Stealthily IT lands at sunrise…
With double-quick speed, IT runs through tall grass then scales up the closest tree….
On a branch, stuck to the back of a beetle, IT clings,
IT rustles the leaves every time a child passes…
They cry out IT’S message: “Tonight, will be the night that I will give you a Terrible, Most Terrible, Fright..”
You pretend that you don’t hear, and hurry on by..a quick chill rushes though your bones; but soon disappears when you think of what is near…
Excitement bustles “Oew.. it’s Halloween!”
As the day passes; IT too is all a flutter, hopping along Rabbits paws, and clapping to the rhythm of Owls hoots…
“It’s almost time, it’s almost time, it’s almost time..” IT caws…and sings.
When the night settles in, IT dances it’s Rooster Dance… “Oew..oo..oo. oo..yea, yea…” clapping its hands ferociously.
“It’s time, it’s time.. It’s time”.
In a flurry IT rushes with haste…. It slithers up your front porch… to the right of the door it stoops… “nah, nah…not right.”IT peeps.
Scurrying to the left of the door, IT droops… (with hand in hand, diabolically twisting) cunningly grinning; IT anticipates…”Nah, nah, not right, either”.. IT hollers.
IT quickly scampers underneath the doormat.. “No!” IT shrieks, “They might step on me, nah, nah, not right”….
“I got it!” IT hisses… Fast. IT slithers up the side of the house, on top of roof; IT perches. In perfect view and reach of the front door, IT lingers….
IT watches, and breaths, and sweats… and pants…
….the door creaks, the knob turns, light beams onto the porch… You appear in the doorway, decked out in your best costume…
Unaware of whats to come… You…
(IT smiles a smile so broad, that it stretches from each pointy ear to the next… IT leans in…)
You step one foot out…
IT leans further…
You lift the other leg… and down goes the final foot….
IT.. rises… and stretches…and spreads itself wide….with limbs outstretched…and claws erect.. then … IT leaps….