jackdaws franticly sliding boxes
til the flash, then gaping fascination,
heads turning, tail feathers spread wide
swoop and hug the side

Chitters and curses
all heads turning
in the serpent, shining boxes
blinking lights in response
to the glittering jewels
just over the hill.

The sight draws me in
as I sit at it’s tail,
trapped in the snake’s spine
(kundalini inverted),
trying hard not to look
but flashing just the same.