a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Second Take On Mag 122

The spring thaw revealed the secrets
Of the stranger in the woods.
The spring rains revealed his art work
Where his campsite had once stood.

Winter's length kept him busy
Making sculptures from the parts.
With each piece he added
Something from his heart.

The hiker found the "artwork"
Called in all the guards.
"There's something not right
About this sculpture in the yard."

Upon close inspection
The art work did expose
An interlocking pattern
Of painted fingers and toes.

Oh, they never caught him
As you think they should.
Know not where he is now,
Maybe in your woods.

Visit Magpie Tales for other's take on the picture prompt Tess gave us today.


Jinksy said...

That puddle-shape looked like a gingerbread man to me.:)

Sandra said...

i hope he is not in my woods, this looks like a crime scene out of one of my novels i read. tire tracks, foot prints, woods, puddles.

Country Gal said...

Awesome Gail ! Wonderful photo to ! Have a good day !

Grace said...

I like your take on the artwork as a pattern of interlocking fingers and toes ~ Hope the stranger is not in my neck of woods ~

Brian Miller said...

oh my...now this...is dark...haha...err...interesting artwork...def a hike that guy wont forget...

Tess Kincaid said...

I think maybe he is!

SaucyKod said...

Gee girl, do you ever slow down - this is my kinda poem - absolutely love it. I guess I get to join you in the ranks of the twisted. ha,ha Love those mysteries :)

izzy said...

What fun I really like it! it is intriguing how you built the campsite
and the art ! thanks.

A Quiet Corner said...

He'd better not be here, Gail...remember, I know how to shoot and I'm a crack shot too!...:)JP

Dar said...

Puddle impressions are sometimes most eerie. Sleep light tonight.

Dreaming said...

Goosebumps...nightmares tonight?! Gee, thanks - I think!

Linda said...

A fun write.... haunting. Thanks Gail. =D

Catfish Tales said...

Brilliant - I just loved this playful one!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Ooooo! Loved this...nice and spooky!!

Helen said...

I agree with SueAnn ... Spooky nice!!

Sue said...

Yikes! I hope not in MY woods!!


Pat said...

I'm glad you wrote this AFTER I got off of the road! Spooky stuff! But awesome, nonetheless!

Bee's Blog said...

One to leave you wanting more,

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