Moss-like fiends that wrap around
Anything within reach,
Grabbing human prey, they suck
Out life fluids like vampires.
Of a sentient plant life,
Reaching out toward
Their prey just like tentacles,
To grasp them and strangle them.
Leeching flesh away
From screaming victims’ bodies,
Dangling, gleaming skeletons
A warning to passers-by.
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Philip Roberts, Melbourne, Australia
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