A photograph to inspire poetry: Don’t judge by appearances

Don't judge by appearances

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