Crow Saturday: Laughing Tree Face


Once I flew in a tree

Thinking that it was only an oleander 

To perch and squawk on.
But this one had a freaky face

On a limb surrounded by leaves

Some kind of troll head

That I couldn’t scare or chase
It’s body had no wings 

It just smiled, a toothless grin

Like it froze in a ceramic mold.
The more I tried to frighten it

The more I mocked the evil soul

The more  it wanted to stay.

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