PLANTS SLITHER LIKE SNAKES

Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)



Plants with the life force
And the mobility of,
Animals hunting.

Slithering like snakes
They wrap around the necks,
To throttle human prey.

Moss that closes upon
Passers-by like a stomach,
Closing round its food.

Growing through rib cages
Into bony mouths, then out
Empty eye sockets.

Bones glowing whitely
Startlingly in contrast to,
The dull, mossy green.

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Plants with the life force And the mobility of, Animals hunting.

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Written on May 02, 2004

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on June 26, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 414
Words 68
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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