Here seldom seen
Seldom here seen are snakes in the grass
too smart to lie in the path of larger beasts
like you, and me they scuttle away
but birds know when they're in the trees
and will shrill and shriek on spying
a python hanging from a branch
beautiful creatures they are
though the small birds in the neighbour's cage
probably thought otherwise
as did the neighbour
seeing the engorged python
trapped in her cage.
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Posted: Aug 4
About this poem:Snakes and earthquakes brought out the bird calls and warning.