Belted Serpent

Half coiled,
the scales of the braided leather
are camouflaged
in the weave of the carpet.

I don't realize
the danger of
the bedroom floor terrain
until it is too late -

The bucklemouth
my foot.


Linda B said...

Terrific-you never know what might strike in the shadows of one's home!

Liz Steinglass said...

Ouch. That simile jumped up and bit you.

Bridget Magee said...

So true, Linda, especially in my daughters' room! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz! Sometimes poetry does that...which is a good kind of ouch. =)

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