She was dressed like a hot dog
and he was dressed like a hamburger, to match her.
She laughed as she painted a red line down her body
and he joked that someone might try to lick the paint, it looked so much like ketchup.
She adjusted the lettuce attached to his waist
and he thought that he’d accept wearing her younger sister’s tutu, if only to please her.
She handed him a glowing pumpkin light
and he assured her that he’d avoid the scary houses in their neighborhood
She almost forgot the pillow sacks to hold the candy with
but he spotted them lying on the counter and snatched them up before they left
She exploited their elderly neighbor’s generosity and took five Snicker bars
but when she wasn’t looking, he gave three of them back
She let out a scream of fright when she saw three corpses walking around
and was only pacified when he pointed out corpses didn’t listen to their iPods
She was disappointed when only a few houses were giving out candy
and even his comments about the bad economy didn’t seem to help
She went to bed early with streaks of red still tinting her pale flesh
and while she slept, he poured all of his candy into her pillowsack.