Here are five riddles. As usual, I am aping my betters. They're meant to fill in for my One Page Dungeon.
It's owner could not eat their fill,
and so they abandoned it,
and flew weeping into the light.
I was born in in it,
I call these red walls home,
and devour it in the dark.
And when I have eaten my fill,
I will abandon it,
and fly laughing into the light.
(maggot on a corpse that died of starvation)
A bird with feathers, but no wings.
An engine with fuel, but no metal.
When they meet, one yields,
but this is the end of both of their arcs.
(arrow in a heart)
I am the enemy within.
All will join my cause,
and grow pure and clean and thin.
I am the destroying tree.
I do not grow, but spring forth full grown.
I do not give, but take away.
From my fruit, nothing grows.
Born of earth,
I bring the sky closer.
Fly from my crown,
and return to the earth forever.
(suicide from the top of a tower)
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