The Goldfinch Promise

Be watchful
of the shaky tree
with thorny branch
and fingers.

It catches you
in twig-like nests
and eats your flesh
for dinner.

The cheeping finch
will guide you through
the ever-tangling brush,

And bring you
safely to your home
before the creeping dusk.

It is One Shot Poetry Wednesday at One Stop Poetry. More poems here.

This poem was written over two years ago after a dream. This was one of those rare poems that came to me complete.  I don’t get those kind too often.