Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Suburban Bogeymen"

This poem was inspired and sponsored by aldersprig.  It's a creepy little piece about how magical creatures can adapt to modern contexts.

Suburban Bogeymen
-- a triolet

Suburbia is pretty on the surface of its streets
But still it has its bogeymen, their magic new and strange ...
And evil lies in waiting, with a bag of poisoned sweets.
Suburbia is pretty on the surface of its streets
It fools unwary visitors who taste its tempting treats.
The bogeymen are pushers now, but their goals never change
Suburbia is pretty on the surface of its streets
But still it has its bogeymen, their magic new and strange.

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