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.