snake in the grass

snake-676335_960_720
°°
he charms you with
his promises
prosperity,
protection
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
hissssss
°°ς°°
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
photo by kapa65, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily Prompt – shiver
perfect for the Daily prompt – promises, while i work on something new