it remains on the earth when it moves.
it is deaf and voiceless and has no eyelids.
it lives in silence
and appears unexpectedly.
it sheds its skin four times a year.
does not stop growing.
a snake can go anywhere.
it stays in a place alone.
being cold blooded it lives off the sun.
no one knows how long it is alive.
it has been here from the beginning.
it can disappear into the earth.
it digs in and around a garden.
it knows the underworld
and can bestow prophecy and immortality.
it still is nearly unknown.
cannot be driven out.