Monday, August 18, 2008

The Snake Kissed Back


















Kiss

So once again hope is marred.
You are not what you thought
you would be. I saw a man
take a cookie off a rattlesnake’s
head without harm. When he
dared to kiss it, the snake kissed
back. Risk is an emergency room
full of people with their hearts
in their hands, thinking they might
have been luckier this time.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Always what we are leaving behind will be the source of light and shadow of what we are going toward." Ellen Burstyn

Cocktail Hour
Drinking television show suggestion: Keep watching Mad Men -- the outfits alone are to die for! Plus everyone smokes and drinks like crazy which makes a person feel pretty moderate.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Monday!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nah. I'll just keep watching "Casablanca." Plenty of smoking and drinking there. Patriotism, too.--Oscar Winner

Lana Gramlich said...

Ain't it the truth. Well written.

Charles Gramlich said...

I grok this.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. Read it several times--the words coiled like the snake, bit like the kiss.

But... who is who they think they are?

Are we dreams?

Will we awaken to realize that maybe we should have indeed kissed the snake?

After all, it can shed its skin whole, and climb out renewed. We only lose ours one broken flake at a time. Perhaps there's something to be learned from the serpent.

the walking man said...

It is wonderfully said Michelle. Awesome O poet laureate of my world.

Wil said...

Did you get my complimentary email from a week or so or did it go to spambox hell?

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laughingwolf said...

well said, michelle....