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The Poet Tree

Submitted by Jason Doughty.

Darktree

Nightfall looms and bedtime beckons
The breeze out turns to gale
Cocoa finished, yawning, stretching
Wind’s howling turns to wail

The poet tree picks up the mike
Banging on the drum
Branches buffet wood and window
The performance just begun

Thudding crashing thumps resound
Scratching on window glass
Stop carousing on my housing
You pillar amidst the grass

Into the night I hear his rhyme
His tattoo on my room
Sleep abandoned, I cogitate
I plot the poets doom

Chainsaw, axe and loppers
I think I’ll buy all three
When morning dawns I’ll show him
Not to mess with me

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

8 comments on “The Poet Tree

  1. This is just amazing to my senses. Read it a few times to get a clear image. The ending had me chuckling too because I would so think that.

  2. I could feel the haunting nuisance of the tree. Very well done.

  3. Hey Jason, great to see your work on here for others to enjoy.

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