“Punk Skull Gal” © Janis Butler Holm


Twenty Four Days

it’s eighteen days
since the bombs
started falling.
Over two thousand
of children
for Halloween
so far.

And six days
still to go.

And tomorrow
and tomorrow
the bombs
will still be falling
an army
of ghosts
of children
to make Halloween
in a future.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her poetry is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

Janis Butler Holm served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal, and currently works as a writer and editor in sunny Los Angeles. Her prose, poems, art, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her plays have been produced in the U.S., Canada, Russia, and the U.K.