"Flash of silver, the sent of prey-
Dappled sunlight, the goddess rays-
Strong he grew in the gentle waves-
But still he was discontent.'
"Long he spent, atop the waves-
The wind a sirens call...-
Promises, promises, the moons whispered to him-
All he had to do was take her in.'
"But the serpent is never alone,-
How could he depart the tangle, to the unknown-
He whispered and prodded, till others came undone-
He would lead them away, to be transformed.'
"As the rains came down, he lead them away-
To pale beaches, where they slithered and heaved-
Though rain drenched them, they struggled to breath-
So some fled back to the seas.'
"As the skies turned, and the moons took hold-
For all who stayed, they were lifted away-
Caught in their dreams, their pains seemed so far away-
The sun rose to faces anew.'
"As dawn broke, so the tangle awoke-
To find their fates skewed-
With tails, and teeth, they lashed out at him-
For it was him they blamed for their misery.'
"But hunger quenched their need for vengeance-
So from down, to dusk they consumed-
And when the dreams took hold, they were the only ones that moved-
And in sleep new swiftness came to them.'
"On mighty legs, their scavenging grew-
To the sent of prey, the found anew-
Bellies stretched tight, their shame bloomed, to the one they left behind-
In blood drenched jaws, they brought their offering.'
"As the moons rose, so did they come together-
A collective mind once again-
With a touch of the goddess light, they learned-
Together came the knowledge of the true swiftness they had earned-
How to raise their wings in flight."