After the woman at the bathhouse
told me about the 20-foot-long snake
that might block my path
on the way to Ogle Lake,
I decided that I’m not that crazy
about hiking and I don’t really care
about seeing a body of water
that might be checking me out,
up and down, to see if I might
want to drown, and is guarded
by a 20-foot-long snake
and we won’t even talk about
what’s going on with that.