In the forest deep and dark, Where the mushrooms grow, There lies a beauty so stark, That it draws you in, oh so slow.
Poisonous they may be, But their colors are so bright, Dripping rainbows like thick honey, A mesmerizing sight.
Their allure is undeniable, A trap set by nature's hand, A deadly beauty so reliable, That it's hard to withstand.
For those who venture too close, A fatal end they'll meet, But for those who keep their distance, A sight that can't be beat.
So beware the mushrooms that shine, With colors so vibrant and bold, For their beauty may be divine, But their poison can be cold.
—original artwork details: pyrography, acrylic paint and foil embellishments on basswood
holographic foil embellishments