Coconut Bandits

"Palm Tree" photo by thetravelnook on Pixabay

Stealthy in bare feet
three bandits come.
Prize swivels high between
striped green leaves.

Bandits on a plastic chair
beating with a mop
upon the coveted coconut.
Sweat-damp and panting.

Leap, swing, thud, thud
thud. Stuck determinedly.
The three thieves giggle,
soft as church. Strain.

Until at last they see,
just a few feet off,
a long sturdy ladder
more than tall enough.

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