quiet sundays at the lily pond

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snake leans lazy on the lily pad
draped neck on stalk
its body elsewhere
submerged.
it knows i am here
knows every penscrape pulsate
lymph squish movement of my
stillness at the lily pond.
in the mulberry tree above
the startle neck
iridescence of sunbird flickers,
breaking the spell.
snake is gone
not even a ripple in the water.

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