A Deadly Beauty

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My eyes, piercing and vigilant, gleam of clearest emerald,
As the lives of unsuspecting innocents,
oblivious to their impending doom,
are instantly stifled by my fatal grip

My body, enveloped in a blanket of deep caramels and pools of ebony,
proves an elegant disguise

In agility and fortitude, I am unsurpassed even by the Olympian,
Whose speed, however swift, is incomparable to mine.

Meat- raw, ripe, and succulent, is my dietary preference;
While the lush, green canopy of my dwelling is less desirable.

I am a true testament to the idea that beauty can be deadly,
That appearances deceive

I am a seductress- and cereal killer, yet
only in captivity am I confined by bars.

Wise is the one who mummers my name.





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