Poetry

Christopher Palmer: Protectors of the Fairy Garden

Protectors of the fairy garden   Don’t stray from the path; it isn’t a stroll. Move closer and listen. I’ll be the scout. Come on, keep up, this is a troll patrol.   Avoid their gaze or they will steal your soul. Under the fig tree’s where they hang out. Don’t stray from the path; it isn’t a stroll.   Check the woodpile, and the cubbyhole. Just when we thought there was nothing about. Come on, keep up, this is a troll patrol.   Close your eyes and they will eat you whole. Remember to whisper, never shout. Don’t stray…

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