cats & critters · poems


The snake is coiled in his nest

A deep slumber, a peaceful rest.

Then suddenly, noises in the air

Opens his eyes to see what’s out there

Lifts its head to take a peak

Coming out of a long retreat.

From the boulder it protrudes

Extending itself outward and through

Slithering slowly along the land

Scaly skin and sharp fangs

packed with venom and vigorous might.

Inquisitive of the night.