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Rattled

July 17, 2019

So honored to have my poem selected by Deep Wild . . .

Deep Wild Journal

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“She is faded to match late summer

(except for the shock

of black and white over her rattle),

bent into defense, waiting

for a better venom victim than

unswallowable me. We do not blink.”

from “Rattled.”  Thea Gavin of Orange County goes eye to eye with a red diamond rattlesnake. Read how it turns out in Deep Wild Journal  next month! (photo by Ron Vanderhoff)

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  1. Bob G. permalink
    July 31, 2019 5:44 am

    Hi Thea…..that’s as real as it gets out there. Dull, dusty, and chalky, not that “slimy ”
    nonsense that you get from people. I know, that if I keep at it, I’ll meet a Copperhead up
    in Ulster County NY. Methinks a subscription to DWJ is in order……
    Regards, Bob G.

    • August 8, 2019 11:37 am

      Hi Bob– A great “snakitude” for people to learn from . . . looking forward to getting eye-to-eye with reptiles instead of fearing them. Happy Trails! (and if those trails include a subscription to the new Deep Wild journal . . . that’s even more awesome 🙂 ) Thea

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