October Is A Busy Month For Me is a poem written by Dana Trick and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Just Barely for the month of October
October Is A Busy Month For Me
The autumn month of 31 days is full of many things:
The half of Latin American Heritage Month,
Indigenous People’s Day,
Dia de Los Muertos,
The Santa Ana winds,
My two younger siblings’ birthdays.
I have to celebrate, devour, and create
So many things in the longest but shortest period of calendar-time—
Decide, plan, purchase, and make my Halloween costume;
Either read, watch, or listen to various novels, short stories, poems, comics, and other literature
By Latin American authors before the 16th
While also doing the same for Indigenous People’s Day but done in a single day;
Draw either paintings or comic strips celebrating my Latin American heritage
As well as stuff for Halloween;
Wander through the Halloween section in department stores
For the right skeletal decorations to stuff in me and my sister’s room;
Buy the orange marigolds, candles, and ingredients for pan de Muertos and conchas
For the alter on Dia De Los Muertos;
Consistently try to calm my heart whenever a strong wind clangs and bangs against the flammable walls of my home as well as mentally prepare myself for a possible flee from wildfire flames;
Read short stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Junji Ito, and watch the Youtube videos of Bedtime Stories as well as listen to the Magnus Archives podcasts.
October is a very tiring yet exciting month for me.
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