Another day digging in the dirt
Cold out but I didn’t feel it
Because the sun was shining and I was hard at work
I saw my snake again
This time on the other side of the path
In different rocks
It slithered away, wouldn’t look me in the face
Went down a hole I think
Or in a crevice.
Being skinny it’s easy to hide.
I clambered up and down a steep bank on all fours
So as not to tumble
Trying to tell the weeds from the flowers
But they were all green
And I didn’t care much
As it turned out, so
I decided to provide a good home for all
Regardless of gender or nationality.