"Creep Over the Rise"
-- serpentine verse
Snake through the grass, each snake
Read as a shadow though they cannot read.
Shed the old skin behind the shed;
Dust off the past and leave it in the dust.
Rise up anew and creep over the rise;
Be as destiny says one of the Powers That Be.
Serpentine coils curl, colored like serpentine.
Mouth bites tail as tail tucks into mouth.
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Serpentine verse begins and ends with the same word, referencing the image of a snake with its tail in its mouth.