If I was a snake charmer

I’d try to charm something else

they strike the warm-blooded and happy

they slither in the dark

where I can’t see them

I can be charming, but I’m not very good at it

I’ve been bitten several times

and the venom circulates within me

Ask a snake how they became a snake

and they’ll hsss at you

the pit is not fair

the sneakiest shed their scales

and when they spy their skin

they can’t deny

what they are

I’ve been getting colder

and it’s not just the weather outside

warm

happy

healthy

people

keep running by

and I hsss at them

I’m a charmer.

5 thoughts on “I’m a Charmer

  1. This is really saddening and I can resonate with this. Beautifully and solemnly written, I enjoyed these lines especially:

    “I’ve been bitten several times

    and the venom circulates within me

    Ask a snake how they became a snake

    and they’ll hsss at you”

    Brilliant with some humor in the mix of the solemnity. I love your work.

    Liked by 3 people

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