RIC S. BASTASA
Imagining The Protest Of The Snake That They Killed Yesterday... - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA
if only the snake had a good tongue
and fairly a good speech training,
the one that they killed yesterday
for having invaded the fence of their
snakes are not allowed to roam here
and catch for mice
it could have said, ' i have nowhere to stay,
and i have no food out there'
the bamboo groves had been uprooted by you
our holes are covered with cement
the bushes are burned
the caves have been turned as tourist attractions
we are snakes
we too have rights
for food and shelter
and i did not come to bite your children
i only come
to ask for home
and there is none for me anymore.
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