Wild Things Arrest Me by Jake Aller

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet, and former Foreign Service officer having served 27 years with the U.S. State Department in: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Korea, India, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, and Thailand. Prior to joining the U.S. State Department, Jake taught overseas for eight years and served in the Peace Corps in Korea. Jake has been writing poetry and fiction all his life and has been published in over 25 literary journals; he has completed five novels, (‘Giant Nazi Spiders’, ‘the Great Divorce’ and ‘Jurassic Cruise’, and ‘Ft. Ashland’ and is pursuing publication. Jake  grew up in Berkeley, California but has lived in Seattle, Washington DC and Stockton, California. He has travelled to over 45 countries and 49 States and speaks Korean, Spanish and Thai.



wild things arrest me



I have a vision

One morning I will open the door


And see an army of wild things

Coming to arrest me


For crimes against nature

And I will plead, I did not know


And they will laugh and turn all of my kind

Into silent tombs


And we will stand out in the cold

Like the green trees


Plotting dreams of revenge

For ever and ever


Until our day finally comes

And we can go out and kill all the wild things



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