Cold Snap in the Bayou
Your Mangroves have
Stars in their beards.
It’s clear to see.
Their Moment has come.
The Planet ducks its head and swivels.
Says the Sun.
An alligator breaks the scum of ice.
Watch your step.
There are balls of sleeping snakes.
Waiting to wake.
Spotting the sky.
Their descent to Earth is swift.
First Published by Jasper's Folly