Treasure Island

Alison Miotke

(3/23/95 / Minnesota)

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The Tree's Devil


The tree, how it sits
so still in the ground.
It is its homeplace,
forever it stays there,
unless it is rudely uprooted.
It's branches slowly sway
to and from with the soft breeze.
Soon, night will come
and with it it will bring
the devils wind.
It will howl and whine
threw the tree's limbs,
and the tree will anger
and slash its branches out,
trying to stop the dreadful wind.

Submitted: Sunday, December 04, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 05, 2011

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