Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Amanita Virosa

Rising from the forest floor
A bubble
Pure white

She blossoms
Her membranous volva
Falling away to reveal
The phallus stem
Reaching for the filtered light

She is veiled by annulus hem
And wears a viscid cap
With gills of gray

Amanita virosa
Of the family Amanitaceae
Dainty and shy
The scent of old roses
Smelling faintly of decay

She opens her lamellae
To release her angel spore
And sow destruction
All across the forest floor

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