Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Snake

Beauteous snake,

How much I learn from thee.

You meander through the grass,
Like a dangerous ornament.
Slithering over obstacles,

Your movement so elegant.

Your jeweled eyes cast,

A cold look so intense.

So still is your body,

An inexplicably terrifying presence.

A graceful form that hides venom.
A lazy gait belies your speed.
But what I like most of all is,
To sit aside and watch you feed!