Don’t judge by appearances. The photograph above might at first appear to be a photograph of a snake. In reality though, it is a photograph of a salamander. In the photograph, the legs either can’t be seen or can’t be seen clearly.
This photograph can inspire poetry, but it also can teach a lesson: don’t judge by appearances. Just because something or someone appears a certain way, doesn’t mean they are that way. (As a note, using the contrast between a snake and salamander, isn’t meant to imply snakes are bad. It is just meant to show that relying on an initial appearance can lead to a mistake.)
Here is a poem inspired by the photograph:
she looked at his suit
as he walked in the office
and decided then
he wouldn’t get the job