As the day fades into dusk
goblins and ghouls begin
to wend their way through
lamp-post lit streets,
pursued under the watchful eyes
Of worried guardians,
wary of real-life monsters
roaming the night.

'Who's afrain of the Big Bad Wolf?'
used to be just a saying
but now even modest homes
become a fortress
against the encroaching endless night.


Feel how hellfire burns.