“Sartorial UnSpledor Down Below”

Wear snakeboots to rake:

helps don’t-see’em snakes stay hid

and small-bites* sad.


  • (The small-bites mean pygmy rattlesnakes and coral snakes and any baby – but still venomous though probably undeadly to most healthy humans – snakes, especially the coral snake kind which must find soft flesh such as the slight webbing between fingers and toes by which their chewing action injects poison less than happy: oh, they all like the upward perch raked leaves make, a levee as it were over the garden patches upon which to take the early Spring sun.  So I slip bare feet into snake boots, zip them up and fasten the quick-laceups to the top and take my shorts or swim trunks out to make merry with the musical rake.)