Grasshopper basking in the warmth of the sun
Upon a rock.
Slithering through a maze of alpine wildflowers looking for a likely sized creature to capture and feast upon
saphonsifying her hunger.
After secretly searching for near a mile
Snake comes to an abrupt halt
Lifting her head and checking the surroundings in the shifting breeze
Snake notices a grasshopper staring back at her
Smiling, as if to say: “Catch me if you can!”
The chase through the alpine flora and fauna is on
The grasshopper leaps and bounds in short spurts, teasing snake
Snake rears up to one half her body length, looking around
Grasshopper! You think you’re hiding up on the top of that stalk of fire weed?
Ah! You’ve been found!
Coiling around the base of the fire weed’s base
Mrs. snake brings the plant toppling to the ground
On the leading edge of a whispering air current
Grasshopper is whisked away as the down of a thistle
To the far side of this wilderness alpine amphitheater
Leaving puzzled Mrs. snake behind