ghoulish + prepare + surprise

there’s a new mirror
on the wall. when i look,
it has a ghoulish
reflection in the glass, past
me. the image appears stuck.


i bought it from an
antique shop. the owner was
glad to see it go.
she took my money and said
nothing about surprises.


i was not prepared
for mischief to happen when
i hooked up the frame.
if i stare long enough, my
eyes blur: i’m sure of nothing.


3 thoughts on “ghoulish + prepare + surprise”

  1. Nice collection of tanka poems for Halloween, thanks for using the prompt perfectly, I never allowed for the spooky season but you wrote using the prompts that served the scene well. Cheers!
    Have a great week


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