Thursday, October 31, 2019

DMC: "Mummy Problems" by Matt Forrest Esenwine

Eric E. Castro


I’m just an old mummy
in old, dusty wrappings.
My sleeves are all tattered;
my coattails, a-flapping.

They sometimes get snagged
on loose nails or low beams.

And suddenly, I
fall apart at the seams.

© 2019 Matt Forrest Esenwine. All rights reserved.

That's a wrap, folks!

Kenneth Hagemeyer

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

TLD reader Rebecca Herzog has challenged us to write a poem about something a monster is afraid of. Read my interview with Becky HERE and add your poem about a monster fear to the padlet. Check out our entire monster menagerie HERE.


  1. Lift a flap--
    not quite a wrap...
    just added mine
    sneaking in
    behind Esenwine!

  2. Poor mummy. (I feel like that some days too!) But what a delightful, tightly-woven ditty to bring our monster fear festivities to a close, Matt. Thanks for joining in!

  3. I love this. Short and sweet and funny and spooky.

  4. I didn't get to this yesterday, Matt, & it's wonderful! Yes, 'falling apart' must be quite scary for a mummy!

  5. Now that's a delightful wrap for the end of your TLD for October, Michelle. I like what Matt wrote. It is humorous and fun. Your photo pairs beautifully.