I used to feed my snake
in a separate feeding tank
but now I use the same tank.
I used to love fencing and I still do
I used to fly kites but now I fly drones.
When I fly my drone I can see what it sees
Our house looks very very very tiny.
Snake where did you get your pattern
with the different shapes and colours?
Where did you get your tongue?
What can you taste with that flicking tongue?
Is it fun sleeping all day?
Snakes are a living piece of art
I wish I could do Rubric’s Cube
I wish I knew the Wi-Fi password
I wish I was a millionaire
I wish that people lived for 1000 years
I wish I could paint children’s faces
black and white
I wish I had a car
I wish that school didn’t exist
I wish I had Benny
he’s golden brown
I wish I had a pet
not a cat
not a bird
but a chimp
and bring to school
I wish I was the smartest boy
I used to have a dog
Now I don’t have one
I miss Piper so very much.
When I see blue I am reminded of Piper.
When I see brown it reminds me of Piper’s eyes.
White reminds me of Piper because I love her and Piper’s fur was white.
Piper was not just a pet she was a part of the family and that is why I miss Piper so very much.
She played a very big part in my life.
There’s a snake in me…
small sharp delicate teeth
for eating and defence –
a fork like tongue
for smelling and tasting
I keep that snake because
the wilderness gave it to me
and it will always be a part of