TONIGHT THE CHILDREN WILL INVADE
Their parents solicitous around them
Ever since pins were given with candy
Few children tap tap us after dark
They come in clumps,in crowds,in packs
They tap tap tap until we are emptied
Then we turn our light out.Even then,packs'
of pre-adolescent thin wolves hover with bags big
and masks but no costumes as such
much like Clockwork Orange droogs
We are less generous with such bloodsuckers
If they only dressed like vampires
we would at least know their process
Night is coming soon-the moon hides
Streetlights are dim in South Austin
Our barrio is preparing..