Friday, 3 August 2018

Reptilian Alphabet

S is for sleep,
N is for night,
A for awake with a serpentine fright
K is the knowledge
Your bed's not your own
E for escape
As you reach for the phone
I is insisting
It really was there
N for not seeing
It slither elsewhere
B for believing
That it will be found
E for the efforts
To track the beast down
D for detaining
The 3ft long snake
The point of this story?
Take care when you wake!

© Nicolette Gunn

Nicolette has always enjoyed writing , including puppet scripts, rhymes to help with learning French, poems and stories for her grandchildren. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Caterpillar Childrens' Poetry Prize.