Abyss & Apex : Second Quarter 2006 : Kara’s jungle

Kara’s jungle

by s.c.virtes

Locked out of the jungle,
Kara chases her keys
to the riverside
where they tremble,
hide in a stump and
hiss like snakes.

She tricks them with
a clump of moss
irresistibly soft and
green; the keys
rush out to feed
… captured!

She rushes home,
strokes her keys
unlocks the trees
savors the breeze
pauses to please
the birds and the bees …

She dips her delicate nose in
the so-sweet nectar of
Home, Sweet Home.


Scott Virtes has had more than 300 stories and poems published since 1986, even one piece in Analog. He was one of the sailors in the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and is now writing/directing short films, still trying to find an audience. See tales.scvs.com for the latest info.

Story © 2006 s.c.virtes. All other content copyright © 2006 ByrenLee Press 


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