Slithering snake caught me by surprise
while sunning herself in April’s warm eyes.
Off she scurried, through left-over-fall leaves,
hiding in the myriad of Spring’s drying sheaves.
I waited, and waited, and watched–holding my stance tightly,
seeking her camouflage while stepping so lightly–
Out she rambled through drying plant debris,
into an unknown freedom-opening–I hope it’s carefree.
Upon my return, after walking away,
She emerged to bask in sun’s midday!
©2018 Michelle Kogan