Poetry by Jeff Green


A dreadful warning

by cricketjeff on January 10, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The purple flowering sleeper plant
Will only flower at night
If you want to see one, you just can’t
They’re frightened by the light

Somnambulists, when out of doors
Get taken unawares
A sleeper plant with petalled jaws
Can bite away your cares

So if you wander while you sleep
Please wear your boots to bed
So when nocturnally you creep
They bite the soles instead

Author notes

There is something seriously wrong with anyone who gets that thought from the prompt night blooms…