Haiku Day 5

snake pastel
Pastel by Della McGee

I stepped on a snake
it was basking in the sun
shedding old wounds too?

While walking in the woods yesterday, I literally stepped on a snake.  I was so busy looking up at the leaves that I didn’t look down at where I was walking.

I looked back at what I had slipped on when I saw this garter snake slowly slithering away.  It had a bulge in its body either from me stepping on it, or maybe it was digesting lunch.  I so hope it was lunch.

It got me thinking about how Snake sheds its skin and how I seem to do the same.  Each layer coming off revealing more and more of who I really am.

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