You arrive out of nowhere.
A sleek assassin with a beautiful design
of bold yellows and deep blacks,
and with no apparent purpose
to ruin yet another attempt
to summit the oak tree
standing guard in my front lawn.
I’m forced to flee to the safety
of my mother’s Jeep,
before you summon your
horde and deal a painful prick.
You win this round,
but tomorrow may be
a whole new story.
Beau Heese is an eighth-grade student at Saint Patrick Catholic School in Rolla, Missouri. He does taekwondo and plays the drums. He also loves to read, which inspires him to write.