Orange Days, During An Orange Season

Halloween is a lovely time of year
until you find yourself the 

hollowed out
just sitting there
putting on a smile

lit from the inside
through outside

because there
was no way
you would
shine that bright
on your own

carving a jagged mouth
not too creepy
don't want to scare the kids
not too happy
don't want to be a bore

juice running
like tears
down cheeks of 

you'll have your night
your big claim to fame

but it's hard to see
everyone else's sliced grin
when the candle meant
to illuminate
blinds you

just remember
you all end up
in the same bin
once the sun rises