by Tim Chiu
"...the deathly snake aimlessly lurks about..." - a poem.
Whose sharp, dagger-like eyes
And spear-shaped head
Can pose a bothersome threat...
The unwieldy size and reddish brown skin
Cover feet instead of inches,
And signal doom,
As the deathly snake aimlessly lurks
About in its forbidden territory…
The vile and lengthy marauder feasts
On soon-to-be deceased wildlife and humans,
And possesses a gamely stature
As well as some noted popularity.
Friends and possible victims alike
Express nothing but respect and fear
For the predator,
A bearer of timeless kills
And slithery outcomes.