Serial Monsterku!

Jacqui from Jacqui's Room, knowing my tendency to haiku without warning, referred me to Adam Rex's kaiju (or "strange beast") haiku contest. Gabe and Trevor each thought one up, but I couldn't resist — I submitted three. The fourth, however, I kept for this page, because it seemed a little dark for the contest. You be the judge:

up from the village
like fireflies among brambles
torches and pitchforks

he roars his welcome
they reply in kind, but their
smiles are upside down

misunderstood wretch
a single tear slips slowly
from his stolen eye

the villagers shriek —
by firelight, red leaves among
broken scattered limbs

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