31 Days of Shocktober Drabbles: Snakes № 1–3

Randee Dawn
Oct 8 · 1 min read
Rattlesnake in the Grand Canyon (Photo by Randee Dawn)

Garters are smarter among snakes you might pet
They won’t mind a poke just for practice
But reach for an adder and you’ll just make him madder
His bite is totally packed with anaphylaxis

The king snake is royal and understandably vain
He’ll dress up if asked to high tea
But disinvite the krait to any blind date
His venom could lose you a kidney

Devorah — so devoted to both beaus and reptiles
“Be friends!” she’d insist. “Take a chance!”
But a big hug from a boa is unfortunately a no go-a
And black mambas do not like to dance.

Day 8 of 31: 100-word Drabbles.

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