There’s Something in the Thicket: A Poem

 

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Did you hear it?

The thought shot through my mind: snake.

Cold scales warming in the sun,

a ribbon of bright green — but

I didn’t quite see it. Just the flash

of its tail.



When I look up,

there’s something else too.

They are quiet, holding soft power

while they study me, ready to spring

away. Next, a sudden flash

of white tails.


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About Sarah Day

Sarah Day is a native Arkansawyer and professional writer. She grew up in the Ozarks and has been carrying around piles of books for as long as she can remember. In 2014, she graduated from the University of Arkansas with a creative writing degree.

Writing: LGBTQ Sci-fi + Fantasy

Published: Ora and the Old God

Upcoming: The Valor Queen + Mortal Restraints

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