Adrian Manning

chances are the comets

of the past
are coming back
in new disguises
red slashing of the skies
tigers in the night

don’t be fooled
bright lights of
the forest
are deadly
not things of
awe and beauty

tigers wait
and deny
the con is in
and the trees
are burning


Adrian Manning is a Pushcart nominated poet who lives and writes in Leicester, England. He is the author of a number of chapbooks including his latest “13 Poems From The Edge Of Extinction” (Crisis Chronicles Press).