The snake is coiled in his nest
A deep slumber, a peaceful rest.
Then suddenly, noises in the air
Opens his eyes to see what’s out there
Lifts its head to take a peak
Coming out of a long retreat.
From the boulder it protrudes
Extending itself outward and through
Slithering slowly along the land
Scaly skin and sharp fangs
packed with venom and vigorous might.
Inquisitive of the night.