Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Snake


Long dry days
followed the rain.
I sat at the water trough
in my pyjamas
waiting for a snake.
None came.

Steady weather
would make my mind
easier in my head.

But these constant
inclemencies
leave me waiting
for uncrowned kings,
golden snakes,
instead.



Ref. 'Snake' DH Lawrence

Included in 'A Fright of Jays' published by Maquette Press Summer 2015

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