Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Creep Over the Rise"

This poem came out of the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.


"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.

* * *

Notes:

Serpentine verse begins and ends with the same word, referencing the image of a snake with its tail in its mouth. 

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