the first day is the worst day, the jump off,
the lovely lovers' leap into falling into full-fledged fall flavor.
this is it-
the page flip, the script flip, the jimmy flip, the mutha-flippin' big debut;
it's the premier of another 'nother october's rust ing bustedness,
beginning with foliage explosions in the air above us,
scattered limbs throwing chlorophyll sparks across a widening sky..
each and every leaf that leaves it's branch makes the ceiling seem that much bigger.
today is the day, neighbors...
and ain't that some sh!t?
it's a new day, a new month, and a new moon,
there's a beginning for you:
one big black circle in the night. a lightless orb masquerading as a hole,
and hanging overhead while we put on our sweaters and get ready for
all the octobery pumpkin magic that's sure to come.
i started already.
i mean, c'mon.
what am i?
that's not me, kid.
first things first,
before i even begin to think about my oven,
i do what needs doing. and today was no exception.
you know what's up.
what happens when yesterday turns over into today?
we say the magic words.
rules is rules, and we mustn't forget to cultivate coincidence,
and garner good fortune with polysyllabic percussives pursed and pronounced
out loud into the deep dark atmosphere;
repeatedly echoing, first from my own two lips,
and again from the reverberation of secret universal resonance.
that's no joke.
i woke up, and i said the thing:
it's a thing.
....and that brings us to this pumpkin wizardry.
i tried a new thing.
a little idea was wiggling around on the side of my head,
and i let it flow outwards and into my mixing bowl.
i added the sossamon sprankles to my stuff,
and the results are pretty F*ing expert.
check the pumpkin-mini-muffin-type teleport:
october means pumpkin.
september was for apples,
and now we've moved on to orange-colored hard-skinned squashes.
that's what we DO.
what did i do?
i did this:
1 stick of butts
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, to taste.
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of pumpkin
3/4 cup of cider
2 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup tapioca
1 tsp each kapowder and soda
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup coconut
whisked in the order you'd imagine,
and baked for thirty minutes at 350F.
i had some exxxtra cinnamaplecider creamchee' frosting,
and i freaked a few off with some of THAT.
i mean, seriously, kids-
too much is the right amount.
so how could i resist?
today is the day.
it's a big one.
it's also a cold, dark, wet one.
i s'pose a spooky sh!tstorm of unfortunate weather is fitting for the most
haunted and hollow of all months.
it's all really happening,
and i'm as like as not to be grateful for whatever comes next;
never quiet, never soft.....