The deserts hot glow,
Will make you hungry don’t you know?
as my belly grumbles from the heat,
I realize I haven’t even had a drink,
I scan the horizon with my gaze,
Is that a berry bush in the distant haze?
As I scamper over there to see,
I pop my head up to look around me,
I learned my lesson from the last time,
To make sure there are no predators behind.
As I hold the berry in my hand,
I try to figure out if I had seen it on this land.
So dark in color and texture too,
I wonder if it is truly food?
But it scent is subtle and sweet,
I crack it open and touch its meat,
Everything has check out on my end,
I take a tiny bite to check it when,
A harsh gasp fills my throat,
I spit it out into the moat,
I guess it was poison you see,
You simply got to test everything.
That’s when I spot a red berry up ahead,
And I am off to test everything again.