I, Snake

Once, I crawled my way into your life. From the moment I got there, I burried my teeth deep into your flesh, in such a way you wouldn’t notice.

You went on with your life, the daily struggles and adventures, seeing me as your friend, your pet. My teeth still deep in your flesh, slowly releasing my poison inside.

Weakened, you went on with your life, my  teeth inside, my poison running through your blood. Teeth too deep to see, too deep to get out again.

Knees to the ground, collapsing, face first against the ground. The taste of blood fills your mouth as I pull out my teeth.

No regret, no pain, no hurt.