My Torturous Snake

I live with a snake
Have for as long as I can recall
Always know when he’s going to visit
First, he squeezes my insides, my guts
Foreplay, I suppose he would call it
Foreboding, is what it elicits in me
As darkness begins to set itself upon me
I fight and I fight, useless as I know it to be
I tell him each time, you’ll never beat me
To which he responds with his eerie reptilian laugh
And proceeds to a point just short of my throat
I gag and drink foul substances, but have ever failed put up whatever fight I could muster
Upon which time he unleashes his real poison, potent as an Asp
He slithers into my mind and spreads darkness and apathy
He haunts me asleep or awake, on his visits are akin to occupations
I see dead people and the living, very little difference at this point
Often I see myself, in a messy pool, my snake walking like a man
Having stolen my spirit
But I’m meaner than that
This is his true goal
And defeat me he never will, on that count
Ultimately, he is a cowardly bastard
Remaining, as he does within the folds of my intestines or my brain
Show yourself, minion of Satan
If I could only make him do so, I’d bite the hell out of him
Like I did that German Shepherd that bit me when I was 8
Show yourself, you cowardly bastard
You head I would crunch between my teeth with pleasure


My Torturous Snake

Rusty Gentry

Joined November 2007

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