Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Snake Charmer

The Snake Charmer

Snake charmer put a spell on me

Took off my shorts and

A hand on my knee

Snake charmer kissed my cheek

Not enough to pacify me

Completely

Snake charmer lying on his back

And he’s got a tattoo on his arm

Green and orange and his own skin

Filling in a map of Ireland.

Snake charmer through a haze

Of smoke

From that last hit maybe

An hour ago

Eyes closed and

Shoulders glow

I am unprotected

From harm.

I got bit on the collar

By a snake

Charmer.

2 comments:

chella said...

love these lines: "And he’s got a tattoo on his arm/
Green and orange and his own skin/ Filling in a map of Ireland." we've all known these snake charmers.
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chella said...

hey, allison, r u still at sbcc? if so, if not, email me: couring@sbcc.edu. want to know what's going on in your life. chella

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