Fold me into your heart, “you old fart,”
and squeeze me like “George LeBay” would squeeze a girl
in the backseat of Christine,
the killer car.
From “Tree” to “Shark,”
from Fraggles to the Gelflings:
on Halloween, Jim Henson’s universe celebrates happy endings.
The diet of paper animals is too light for
Freddy Krueger, but on paper, even Freddy will
receive a kiss from the neighborhood sweetheart,
the mysterious new girl.
Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, MA (History of Science and Ideas,) and the representative of the City of Oulu.