A Fairy-Tale

I lost myself in a birch tree,

wandering around the chalky

leaves while following that smooth 

white tree-skin to a knot like a snout,

a curved line making his wrinkled mouth, 

and another arching like a brow hanging

low over his one good eye. I stood back 

to see his bark-face grin and realized

he had hidden one treasure, one prize 

that shone like honey tangled in his hoary 

strands, one leaf gleaming with the gold 

of autumn waiting for me like a promise 

of a fairy-tale told before bedtime. 

—C.L. Fisher, October 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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