A Poem by Cameron Gilhooly

Atmospheric free verse poem.


Seen from the air,

The jungle canopy quivers

Like ice cubes in a cool drink.


Little slivers of shadow

And veins of space

Weave between the swaying trees.


Yet, you can’t see the truth

Of the myriad creatures below,

Out of sight but audible in song.


You can’t see the snake,

Wrapped around a tree branch

Like the rod of Asclepius.


You can’t see the monkeys

Nestled safely up high,

Away from predators, hugging their babies.


You can’t see the jaguar

Slowly prowling through the brush

With shoulder blades pointed to the sky.

You can’t see them,

But man can you hear them!

© 2020 Cameron Gilhooly

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Added on May 5, 2020
Last Updated on May 5, 2020
Tags: canopy, jungle, snake, free, verse, poem


Cameron Gilhooly
Cameron Gilhooly

Nashua , NH

I’ve been reading and writing poetry since 2018 (adoring Billy Collins and Robert Frost especially); I’ve been a musician/songwriter for over 10 years; I’ve been writing some article.. more..