Sinister Symphony

Warlocks whisper,
Coffins creak,
Tombstones tumble,
Spirits speak.

Phantoms frolic,
Monsters moan,
Serpents slither,
Gremlins groan.

Crones cackle,
Demons dance.
Am I staying?
Not a chance!

First published in ‘Shorts’, edited by Paul Cookson, published by Macmillan, 2000.