Steve Meador is the author of Throwing Percy from the Cherry Tree, a poetry book that was an entrant for a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He is widely published in online and print journals. He has been a real estate broker since the early 1980s and currently lives and practices in the Tampa, FL, area.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Coral snake Micrurus fulvius

Red on Black

red on yellow can kill a fellow

I have never spoken with a dead
fellow, nor one ever bitten,
but rhymes do often sing
from reasons.

There is never a good
time or season
to stretch across a road,
end up like the flattened sleeve
of a rugby shirt,

or a bunch of crushed
crayons waxed over fresh

red on black, you’re okay jack

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