Contrived plans twisted in knots of old notes,
Whys or wherefores gathered and harvested.
Hide and seek places home truths into turmoil,
Ducking and diving betwixt and between lines.
Catch and toss above and beyond reasonability,
Secretive collectives huddle in whispering packs.
Stealth makes a new bolt for the old front door,
Greed embraces a brace of tattered worldly truths.
More is never satisfying nor is it ever quite enough,
The venom seeps into the longing and the wanting.
Hungry gossipmongers purge littered village tattle,
Sneaky snakes watch from a hide and seek perspective.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 16/07/2014
Poets United Midweek Motif: ‘World Snake Day.’