Wisdom — A Poem

An artfully altered photo of a Garter Snake moving through the leafmold along the forest floor.
“Garter Snake” — C.Birde, 5/22

Four snakes –

Slim black


of tongue-


flexible life


across my path:

Four compass


of blessing

Four strokes

          of wisdom

Four opportun-

ities to shed

          my skin

& begin


— C.Birde, 5/22

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