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Mamba

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Mamba

 

A snake that wraps

its slimy body

around your

good intentions.

 

It has a bite

that transmits itself

into the other person.

 

How to ward off

it’s terrible grip?

 

Best to stand still

heart - bite your lip.

 

Best not to move

or show when you're

in its grasp,

 

though your eyes

are green and all

around...

 

and it's...

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