RIC S. BASTASA


the snake


sometimes
i feel like i want to shed off
all my skin
and molt like a snake
perhaps
to feel what the snake
does

one time there was
a snake under my
bed

it was helpless
as it was molting
i could not
bite

i did not touch
it
i did not mind
it

perhaps
it is the same reason
why people
in the house
too does not mind
me
and never for once
ever touch
me

Submitted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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