A Poem a Day For a Week Or So number three. I had fun with this one.
This serpentine and massive body,
Tough dark brown scales about its girth,
With emerald green draped carelessly
Lies sinuously upon the earth.
One huge, long, foot, so saurian,
With wrinkled toes, long tapering claws,
Sweet scented earth clings yet to them and
Rain drips in the shocking maw.
Cowards’ blades have cruelly felled it
Here, of all enchanted places!
Huge and sad and impotent
Lies still amongst its golden pieces.