All Saint’s Eve, daddy took little miss piggy
to the Cypress and Harman bakery,
where they gave her cookies and pennies,
and her pumpkin was brimming,
until mommy stripped wrappers
off tootsies and suckers by evening.
Inspect for catheters, needles and blades.
Don’t get too gleeful,
mommy checks for evil and lethal –
all to keep her piggy’s kisser safe.
– Rachel R. Vasquez, Oct. 2017
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It’s not Halloween anymore, but better late than never. Didn’t originally title this – but it is what it is. 🙂 Once upon a time, my mother would check every single piece of candy I received on Halloween just to make sure it was safe before I could eat any.