They say a beast roams these woods.
With teeth resembling daggers,
dripping drool from its hungry mouth.
With sharp eyes filled with anger
despite there nothing for it to be mad at.
It’s fur is said to be mangled and thin
covering its body with many dark spots.
It’s ears twitch at every slight noise
and its tail wags in anticipation of the chase.
They say that no one quite knows why
this beast is even in the woods
but some say it is a resurrected spirit
seeking vengeance after death.
Others claim that it is merely
a tortured animal
that doesn’t know how to be a kind beast.
But what everyone seems to agree on
is that this is a beast to be feared.
So be careful
as you venture out into these woods alone.