A Rhyme Concerning a Snake

I saw a little snake today,

While walking across the grass.

He looked at me with curiosity,

Then trickled away at last.


With shining jewel-like eyes, and scales

Like shadow-patterns in the grass,

He watched me, and I watched him

As if on either side of glass.


We studied each other like at a zoo;

Only, whether it was me, or him

Or both of us, behind the glass

I don't really think we knew.