Wednesday, 11 November 2015

What did my wife say?

I look down at him
Neither of us move an inch
He looks up at me

Mexican stand off
Measuring each others worth
Him snake, me human

I'm standing stock still
Venom in his eyes and elsewhere
Can I distract him?

He wiggles his tail
Turns then quietly glides away
Stalemate for today

What did my wife say?
Make sure you mow that long grass
Yes, I remember now

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  1. I'd be too afraid to get back in the grass long enough to mow it after that.

  2. It always pays to listen to the good wife - Australia is a heaven if you discount the deadly animals that live thankful for mere rats and tiny spiders!

  3. ha ha of course you remember I love your poem