His body was scaly
And jungle green,
And as he passed the settlement
And gobbled up a turkey
That was dead from poison.
And I saw the flash of a “v” tongue,
And two fangs filled with venom,
And eyes of amber,
Poisonous, stingy, and patient.
Then out of the jungle,
With that seventeen foot long body
Slithering as quiet as a mouse
He slithered – that silly strange reptile,
Scaly, shedded, jungle green,
Part shark, part eagle,
Part neither- for he was about to strike.
Inspired by The Shark by Edwin John Pratt.
Authors Note: I wanted to make a homage of this poem because the imagery and word choice made me perfectly imagine this in my head. I changed the animal from shark to anaconda. This poem is really good and fun to read.