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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

See No Evil

black snake at Brookside Gardens
Black snake suns on log
Bead black eyes stare from raised head
Forked tongue scents spring air
I watch as people stroll past
Unaware, they have no fear

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

no reason to fear
when you dont see or understand
what lies in wait

darev2005 said...

As long as it's not a copperhead, anyway. (grin)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Unaware they have no fear.. That is so true of many things in life.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wonderful and one of my biggest fears too.

Hey Monkey Butt said...

yuck! snake!

Marie Elena said...

Yikes!! Great tanka, Mouse!

Marie Elena said...

Yikes! Great tanka, Mouse!

Fireblossom said...

Fear is a person's best friend, I have heard. If there are snakes about, I don't doubt it!

Bryan M. White said...

Nice. Like fate hanging over our heads.

Wolfsrosebud said...

that old snake... too often we're unaware... in more ways than one

Susie Clevenger said...

This is more than just a living reptile to me..it makes me think of human predators...great job

Kim Nelson said...

You are so right. If we are unaware, fear is not part of the paradigm. Sometimes this protects us, sometimes creates greater risk. Such a dichotomous truth!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Whoa, those strolling people would get a start if they looked to the side! This could be an Ode to the Oblivious! Hee hee.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice!
It's the snakes (both animal and human) that you DON'T see, that you have to worry about...

Rachel Hoyt said...

They always blend in so well! Great poem and photo. :)