spored as if on angel breath
some cluster, comose and chorister-gowned
others outspread their alabaster contours
the way manta rays glide
though the seabed here is deep beech leaf
crisp and calm this late November
– far off in Stygian shadows of pine
a destroying angel stands aloof
innocent as air but ghostly
white with death
Agaricaceae are the true mushrooms including field, wood, and horse though not all are edible or white. The ‘destroying angel’ fungus is Amanita (virosa) and does what it says.
Inspired by the twiglet ‘innocent as air‘ and joining dVerse for another Open Link Night
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