by Erin Murphy
Halloween night, two black bears
tramped through town. The next day,
we awoke to a blur of fur on the front
page of the local paper. Had we passed
them on the sidewalk, my son a werewolf
under the full moon? Yes, I’m sure
we waved and praised their costumes.
Erin Murphy (website) is the author most recently of Word Problems (Word Press, 2011). She is co-editor with Todd Davis of Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (SUNY Press, 2010). She teaches English and Creative Writing at Penn State Altoona. “Trick-or-Treat” is a demi-sonnet, a seven-line form she devised.