I am placing this here because it only exists in a text message and it deserves to be seen, if only by you and me.
you’ve been bitten
and fallen onto my lap
you’ve been in the forest again
what have I told you about that?
you look up to me with those eyes
you’re helpless and you know I’m right
he mouths the words SNAKE BITES
I not and sigh and hold you tight
as you lay between my thighs and die
didn’t I tell you it’s a trap?
haven’t I told you about that?
I hold you to your death and cry
haven’t I? haven’t I?
I can’t blame the snake
a faceless thing
he exists as the oceans exist
a vast expanse
treacherous and deeper than any thing
but he holds no malice nor benevolence
he carries neither sword nor shield
he bites all those who draw near his den
not through his own free will
just as the sun burns those who bask in his light
he will deceive, I’ll give you this
he sits on the corner of heartbreak and heartache
six days forgetting to floss
it slips your mind for days or weeks or months that you’re the boss
he’ll wrap you up
make you feel warm and smooth
while his poison drains you
until you can’t move
but again I assure you it can’t be his fault
without him light wouldn’t exist at all