snake in the grass

he charms you with
his promises
you feel a subtle quiver
as he heads
in your direction
his wealth
you think
means strength
and sense,
his power
means intellect
you’re so enthralled
you’re missing all
the clues
of disconnect
he sports his little flag pin
so he must be patriotic
you cannot see
his rule would be
a step above despotic
you’re caught up in
the moment
for the moment
he’s the rage
you shiver
as he slithers
to the stage
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
photo by kapa65, courtesy
created for the Daily Prompt – shiver
perfect for the Daily prompt – promises, while i work on something new

13 thoughts on “snake in the grass

  1. Oooo…I like this on so many levels. And you are right…re: the reply above…eternal and immortal and kinda like a cockroach…will be here through another ice age.


    1. you should know that when i click the link in your comment i get a strange error page:

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      I will try another way… best to you until then!


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