we’re wearing all black tomorrow, right?

by Vivian P. D., 17

Do you know the rules?
Wear black nail polish:
matte, no glitter.
Never mix toads with toes.
If someone accuses you of witchery,
drown yourself before they can burn you.
Carry your broom between your fingers
when you walk home alone at night.
Make sure your cloak goes past your knees.
That’s probably the gist of it.
Remember to never pop the warts,
those will scar. And relax those shoulders.
It’s not nearly as bad as they make it out to be.
With green skin, no one will even notice
if you don’t moisturize.

Oakhurst, New Jersey