i offered a flower
to one of my monsters
and a smile opened up
around its fangs
and it wept holding
the blue violet
in its claws

Rob Plath, contrary to popular belief, is not yet under the jurisdiction of the worms. His latest book of poems Batter the Keyboard Like a Raptor Is Behind Yr Back is available from Laughing Ronin Press. See more of his work at: www.robplath.com. Read other articles by Rob.