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A Man Came Out of a Tree

Edward Mycue*



A man came out of a tree,
She tugged on his coat.
He said he didn't touch her, tried
to dodge.
Then the horse,
a big beautiful horse
in his dream
came against him
crushing his handsomeness
against his chest.
He kept trying, failing
to unlatch
the door at his back.
Yes, he said, it was
a dream, but the horse,
so big and handsome
frightened me.
I was afraid
he would crush me into him.
So, he said, sir, please
don't open the door.



*2009 WOOD COIN: The Horny Play Boy Bunny (Jackalope) Gets Some Issue: Mycue, “A Man Came Out of a Tree”