Sunday, October 25, 2009
The Nature Center's spooky nature trail was Saturday.
Monica was veiled and carrying a lantern, silently and spookily relighting the jack o' lanterns that lined the paths. Nico was a wood sprite on the loose and Porter lurked in the dark, as invisible as a gray forest rock in my old cloak.
When people approached, he rose from the obscurity and stepped forward -- intoning a grave warning that he had composed:
The path ahead is scary
for up ahead you will meet a shiny head,
so traveler be wary.
Traveler I do not wish to harm,
but only to warn
that up ahead there will be no choice to turn back.
So I'm giving you the choice now.
Turn back or go on through the web . . . .