THE UNINTERFERING SNAKES IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENS ON A GORGEOUS DAY IN THE JOLLY MONTH OF MAY
Copyright © 2018 by Marvin Cohen

When the merry month of May comes along,
the world breaks into a blossom of song
along this side of the Atlantic,
so it's time for magicians to get frantic
to accompany flowers with sounds
synchronizing melody's botanical bliss
at which hidden snakes would be reluctant to hiss
because they don't want to spoil the effect
and break the ecstatic mood with a slithering defect
that would interfere with a paradise that's so perfect.
Thus those snakes combine with idealism
to keep out of sight with their sneaky wisdom.
Otherwise the guards would haul them into prison.