Peoria, Tazewell, And Woodford: Here, There & Everywhere

After Camping by Mike Foster



The fat slug body of the baby adder

Rolls over, showing shiny blue white



He bites at air.


He is

Sick and cold. And poison


The slim noiseless slide of the neon-striped

Garter snake. No leaf crackles.

A great ball of writing snakes.


The sudden splash of dawn.


Was that a man or an animal

Or the lord of bass

Roaring his threat

To his domain?


18 July 1975—27 January 2016

garter snake


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This entry was posted on January 29, 2016 by in Life Experiences, Mike Foster and tagged , .
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