For almost a year
We used the moment
I got a small box
At first I think Garrett
Thought the box was fun to fill
For in his sweet little head
He thought the snake was just very still
I taped the box tightly closed
A coffin I did make
Reading, "Here lies Hiss
A really a good snake."
He was very good for a quick garter snake
Sitting calmly in my hand while I held him
Allowing Garrett to kiss his small little head
And not getting freaked by every toddler whim
I dug a small snake sized hole
Who was learning that it's really no fun
Of course we couldn't allow
Troy buried the casket under the dirt
So here lies our sweet little snake
Who joined our family last summer
He was so little, just a few days old
Three seasons later, his death is a bummer
We'll miss you, dear Hiss
We'll miss you a ton
Though no one quite as much
As my precious little son...
"Goodbye, snake. I love you so much."
*Not technically an ode, I know.