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A night for all souls

Posted by Jer / November 1, 2008

To mark the day of the dead, we've got a special contribution from a mystery scribe. Going only by the name "Calendar Girl", here's one blogger's poetic take on costumes and what lies underneath them.

I gave in, decided at the last minute that I couldn't do the costume party theme (too strict, too linear, didn't want to be a rock star). In the dollar store I saw feathers and realized: moulting!!! That was it, what I was struggling to be. A duckling, an awkward stage. Fur and feathers and flotsam. Everything uncertain.

When people ask, I will answer: it's not what I am, it's what I might become. An abyss. A fountain. A swan. A castle. An ogre. A bird of paradise.

I will give them a wish to pin on me: A hemorrage. Eunoia. Tomorrow.
A snakeskin, a gold braid, the whip risen to battle a seamonster.

Whatever wish they write, I will add it to my yarn, my feathers, my fuzzy mitts (pattes to pat with!) and cardboard beak.

For each partisan I will pluck a plume. That will be my parting gift: a pinch for pleasure, a quill. Tease and arrow, trace and whisper. Hope. To tarry a fancy, tickle a nape, linger across an earlobe laid bare.

May you find your spirits this eve!!!!!



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