Surprise! A Story of Valor and Cowardice

we were minding our own business
until suddenly!
an octopus with laser guns!
I promised all the gods
I could think of a sacrifice/donation
if I lived
meanwhile my friend the fearless
punched the octopus in the face
as if it were a shark

Curiosity: An Experiment

so.  i stumbled
on this desolate place where
mystical cherries glowed.
i didn’t have any cows
to test it. so i stared
and drooled. an ape
loped up, cocked its head,
devoured the cherries.
the ape disappeared.
i don’t know if it died
or was transported somewhere.
i might need to find
out for myself.