The Touch of the Snake

Snake watch

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“Don’t touch me, I’m full of snakes.”
― Jack Kerouac

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The sense of being touched,

slithers along,

the fine strands

of our skin,

bringing with it

the scales of the song,

that the one who is touching us

is singing.

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Vibrations of silent sound,

snaking waves

of emotion,

feeling to find

a way in,

 to wrap itself around

our heart,

and bask in the warmth

within.

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Watch out,

for once you let

someone in,

your skin becomes

their skin,

and their twisting touch

can bring

a shedding

of

serpentine tears.

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“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…”
“It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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