Catching Some Rays

Catching Some Rays

A Chapter by Dave Brown

heavenly heat


With no movement from all round

A snake slipped from deep shade

Under the heat of late-summer’s sun

On lovely hot ground, it laid


It lay in a straight line

With each scale sunlight exposed

As a spider carefully passed by

On its eight-legged toes


A forked tongue flickered

Seeking the spider’s scent

But the snake showed no interest

In the Arachnid’s intent


At one time I’d have killed it

When I was foolish and young

Snapped it like a whip, but now

I appreciate each flicker of tongue


We each enjoyed our day of sun

Although endless chores were my lot

And when I came back into the garden

The snake had moved on from his spot

© 2020 Dave Brown

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A wonderful story shared. I liked the snakes in Michigan. I left them be and gave them room. Many people scared of a garden snake. Hell Dave, I hope you are enjoying the days of Summer. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

both I and the snakes are enjoying
As we hope you also enjoy
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

I am glad David and I hope you are enjoying the days of Summer.
I could picture the scene perfectly. I like how you said that you went from fearing nature (by killing) to appreciating it instead.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

Thanks, I regret my stupidity in younger days.
This was one of those lay-back and vegetate mo.. read more
Dylan S

11 Months Ago

We have all done things we regret as children. For us it is part of growing up and being human. But .. read more
I can absolutely appreciate this scene. Leave nature be... I do agree.

I encounter snakes from time to time while hiking. I know the ones that are harmless. Which is most here in Ontario I hope your weather is nicer than mine today. We've got rain and it's put a damper on my hike with Eddie.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

Ana Papaya

11 Months Ago

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Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

now cut that out!!
Even the snake may have mellowed with age...thinking exactly the way you did on that sunlit day...speaking from its point of view. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

Dave Brown

11 Months Ago

just a couple of old codgers that just want to let things be
You are probably quite right
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11 Months Ago

You were in good company :)

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Added on August 16, 2020
Last Updated on September 4, 2020

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