Snakes Don't Kiss

 

Snakes don't kiss.

I know this because I used to be one,

in a former life,

long time ago,

biblically speaking.

Snakes don’t kiss cos their hiss gets in the way,

and that long long tongue you see with the V?

Gets all tangled when two snakes frenchie.

 

No, snakes don't kiss.

But never take a bet on it,

especially with a snake.

'Cause apart from not kissing, they're quite prone to lying.

I know this because I used to be one,

in a former life,

long time ago,

biblically speaking.

 

It hasn't always been like this.

Snakes used to kiss

back when girls came of dirt, not ribs,

wanted fun with anyone,

and wouldn't bow down to any man.

I know this because I used to be one,

in a former life,

long time ago,

biblically speaking.

 

NaPoWriMo2018

◄ Just The One

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Laura Taylor

Tue 1st May 2018 11:21

Many thanks Hannah.

I know exactly who it is about and stupidly thought it would be obvious to all, so removed a line which may have made it clearer. But hey, ambiguity is a Good Thing in Poetry, right? 😀

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Hannah Collins

Mon 30th Apr 2018 21:50

A tale from a garden. It could have many meanings.
Intriguing. I love your work.

Hannah

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Laura Taylor

Mon 30th Apr 2018 16:45

Yes and I'm exhausted now! First time I've tried to do it all the way through, and even though I missed some weekends and the very start of it, it's still been a really hard slog. BUT I've come up with some that I've actually loved, some I found funny and enjoyable to write, and of course some absolute stinkers 😀 Been a lot of fun (and angst when the poems don't come haha).

Thanks Trev!

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Trevor Alexander

Mon 30th Apr 2018 15:10

NaPobloodyWriMo done and dusted?! Great one to finish on - biblically speaking...

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Laura Taylor

Mon 30th Apr 2018 11:56

Last poem for Napobloodywrimo 😀

Prompt was to use an obscure fact.

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