Seven pink flamingos,
one for each day of the week,
smirk at every passerby
commuting through your town.
Every Halloween they don,
(just for the “hello-ween” of it!),
those ghostly pillowcases cut
with holes for their painted eyes—
who wander on their candied ways
to doorsteps where their names are known,
despite their best disguise.
Lee Evans lives in Bath, Maine and works for the local YMCA.