he’s going to ask for any others that are rotting.
When you give him those to put in the compost,
he’ll grab his friends,
some boxes of ammo
and a bunch of guns
and then he’ll probably ask you for a Sharpie.
When you give him the Sharpie,
he’s going to ask you to draw faces on the pumpkins.
When you’re done drawing faces,
he’s going to ask for a ride to the compost pile.
When you get to the compost pile,
he’s going to ask you to set up the pumpkins.
When you finish setting up the target,
he’s going to ask you to step back into a bed of sweet potatoes and hold your ears.
When he’s done shooting several rounds,
(turkeys laughing in their pen after every shot)
he’ll ask you if you want a turn.
And when you give Devin a turn,
and he finds he quite enjoys busting pumpkin guts out of pumpkins,
(despite his new-found Buddhist disciplines of compassion and gentleness)
.. and Jimmy says, “How ‘bout that bein’ a Buddhist?”
Kathleen will all too quickly step in and sagely reply,
"There is no pumpkin."