The Toad

NaPoWriMo DAY TWENTY-NINE 29 April 2020

Prompt: Favorite Pet

THE TOAD

Oh so ugly

repels attracts

defies

slimy

peppered with warts

off-putting

holds

impalpable secrets

parallel universe

edge of forest

humongous tree stump

moss-overgrown

miniature

golden mushrooms

tucked

between gnarled roots

legends whisper

toad’s golden eyes heal

Chiron

forever wounded healer

toad

ugliness wounded

famous poison

pretty mushroom

blood red

wrapped in white lace

designated

seat of her queendom

toadstool

throne belittled

name plebeian

no refined French chair

crude Anglo-Saxon stool

repugnant double

meaning

untouchable

creature of dusk

humid dark soft

groundless giving way

dreaded feared

slow

sinking

unfathomable

well of sadness

compassion

mother superior

cloistered realm

litany of stories

novices absconded

abducted

morphed

golden-eye mushrooms

gleam

in hiding

tree-stump

uprooted

edge of forest

fenced in

beyond

off-limits

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