#NaPoWriMo day 11 poem & sketch



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

Poem prompt from Jeannine Atkins via Renée Latulippe’s Blog No Water River.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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2 Responses to #NaPoWriMo day 11 poem & sketch

  1. lindabaie says:

    Love that slithering rhythm, Michelle. It’s always so startling when a snake appears–too much bad press! Just as you wrote, they only want to be left alone to bask in the sun. I like the ‘scurried’ & ‘rambled’.

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