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A warm start to a cool day

The chipmunk bares her teeth, not in anger, but in fun, and to scare her enemy.
I meander a bit to the left,
         letting the cool grass push me along, 
               and then I shoot off with a bit of sass,

 Intimidated, but not daring to show how much.
              I do not take a backwards glance.

Chipmunk one, garter snake zero,
               but it is a cool, pretty day, and I do not care as I slither to
                                the wetness of my marsh.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 9/8/2018 2:30:00 AM
"And then I shoot off with a bit of sass"... quintessential Caren! I love it!
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 9/9/2018 2:54:00 PM
You are braver than I. I have a little garden snake in my front yard and we consistently startle the life out of each other! (But then, I grew up in the South around poisonous snakes of gargantuan size... so I've always had a fear of anything that slithers.)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/8/2018 7:33:00 AM
I have a sort of semi-pet snake Rhona. She lives outside, under a wading pool. I pull it off her, and she slithers sassily away, acting non-scared. I refill it with cold fresh water, and she is always back in place the next time I empty it.
Date: 9/7/2018 1:24:00 PM
Caren, cool, bouncy and sassy! Very nice!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/7/2018 4:09:00 PM
Thank you, Gabrielle. I am often a wolf, but today I slither like a snake, and it makes me happy.