The size six snake
three trees over,
slithered past here
The iguana on fern
saw her by the pool.
Think’s she looks better
in the water.
Told the croc by willow
he should swim on.
Big boys like him
stand no chance.
This is what happens when poets start commenting on other poet’s work. You end up down the rabbit hole with snakes, iguanas and crocodiles.
(It didn’t end well for the rabbit.)
To check out the writer who provided the inspiration for this quadrille, and then joined me in the madness, hop over to Jane Dougherty Writes. There you can find more of her work like the poem below:
resplendent in green and black beading,
striped vicious as a wasp,
terrifying as braided headdress,
twisted and entwined
with feathers and human teeth,
squirms and twitches and sloughs,
that this shrugged off apparel,
skin of skins,
must be how he looks.
Just a bit of lighthearted banter, and slagging off reptiles 🙂
A perfect example of why groups like Dverse poets are so brilliant. You never know where the madness will lead you. 😀
And no one will ever tell you it’s a crap poem.
Jane has led my writing astray a time or two, as well.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one.
I can’t help but read this in the voice of Kaa, the Disney 1967 Jungle Book python.
Haha, well that’s as good a way as any I suppose.