There’s a fading picture on my childhood’s meander,
Troublesome; although notional, emotional – and tender…
I remember, I went to steal pears from the neighbor’s fruit trees,
I hid next to his shed, ably like an expert of mischieves.
All at once, the old man appeared during getting robbed,
I stayed next to the shed by the fences dropped.
The old man was so melancholic in his chequered chemise,
Promenading from a tree to a tree doing kindly kisses.
This is where the story begins – where I grew years,
Waiting for the ageless man finishing his craze.
I must relax by the fence under the shed’s shade,
Seeking something time-killing against my bad fate.
Under the pressure of the moment, I must realize,
I was facing a high-class hole in a thumb-size.
Tic-tac tic-tac, the freaky hole was on the wall,
While my cheeky eyes were surveying the hole.
A hole, a hole – for the first sight having no goal, nor role,
Though, sullenly it made me feel no more sole.
As if my mate – the hole – would accompany me,
But what if, there might be something really watching me?
The ground became a pit and the fence a web,
While watching the unknown hole on the shed.
In a sudden – in the hole, I saw two long-long straw,
Dark colour and yellow stripes died their flaw.
The horror hole might hide a ferocious monster,
The proof is it was ill-silent; no growl, nor bluster.
Those straw like legs were waiting their prey,
My throat did not let me a breath nor a pray.
The hole wished me dead that was deadly certain,
But how it wanted to manage my death; uncertain.
My face got a pale frown, my arms were in a knot,
The question might be now: to survive or rather not.
For a moment of coldness and pressure growing,
A pyramid-like and a straight leg.. – I saw them moving!
I waited no more for the monster waiting me,
I jumped into the sky and flew through a valley.
The hideous valley of the fence and the shed,
Led me to the hands of the old tree-loving lad.
The man became bad-tempered seeing me pear-handed,
A bing and a bang, and this is how the story ended.
This is karma; I gave myself away because of a hole,
Then, I paid the whole for that I so far stole.