snake winding lets take a walk in the python & cottonmouth. my tongue slips out & says something i'm going to regret. i hide chicken hearts where ever i can forget them. under the pillow i find a knife. it is not my knife. hasn't your body every knotted around itself? we keep venom in a glass jar in case we need to make an antidote. i want to be cured of all my visitations. the voices that arrive with a cleaver in both hands. blood is snake & so are my lips. rattlers signal the end of a color. goodbye blue. goodbye copper. hello viper.