Monday Haiku – Sizzling Sands

Exmouth and Snakes
Snake trakes in the sand at Exmouth in Western Australia. Quite interesting except I discovered them around my head when I woke up after sleeping outside under the stars.

The sizzling sand

Soon arouses the sleek snake

With its warm caress

Sleeping under the stars is something I rarely do, but if the weather is right up in North West Australia it is really quite possible. I was asleep on a dune by the beach and awoke to find these snake tracks around and about where I was lying in my sleeping bag. I have no idea what snake made them, but I am glad to report they did not make it into the actual sleeping bag.

I continued to sleep outside but with the sleeping bag drawstring pulled in very tight. A colleague discovered a tiger snake under his tent (he was not so brave) soon after, enjoying the warmth generated by my more cautious friend’s body.

Ah, Australia!

For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Sleek and Sizzle

https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-108-sizzlesleek/

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17 Comments

  1. You were not easily discouraged from your accommodations under the stars. My tender heart would have evacuated the premises instantly. Interesting post, TJ.

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  2. Oh my goodness!! Great haiku (I think it was great…as I got too caught up in the fearful danger of the situation)! Do you not have any fear of human predators either?

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