What are those scary creatures coming
Knocking at my door?
Will they ask for tricks or treats,
Or will they want some more?
Will they talk of "Yes on 9!"
And speak of Measure 8?
Or will, instead, they tell me of
Their favorite candidate?
Halloween can always be a
Scary time of year.
But coupled with election time
I live in mortal fear.
Afraid to answer doors as well as
Rings upon the phone.
Afraid of people waving signs
Who won't leave me alone.
Afraid of watching TV's endless
Clips of peoples' speeches.
Afraid of watching candidates who
Act like smiling leeches.
This year when kids yell "Trick or Treat!"
At every residence
They'll take some candy, then debate
The choice of presidents.