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Poem: Pumpkin Persona

from vine to gourd growing
big and round and plump
perfect orange better than my pumpkin kin
a testament to fall
waits in muddy field

plucked from nurturing vine
by small hands searching
for a perfect vessel to hold their vision
of a halloween spook
in the dark of night

face carved deep in firm flesh
a wide toothy grin
with a candle burning bright amongst the guts
gives off a spooky glow
to keep away ghosts

A 6-5-11-6-5 double enniad–“The Double Ennead comprises five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza) 3 STANZAS EACH = 99”–prompt over at Carrot Ranch.

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