Hiss! I am the Serpent! I poison all that I deserve;
Boo? Hiss! I care not for your woes, guilt serves best in reserve.
Bring me sweet things, bring me gold rings;
Bring unto me your everythings.
Lest I slither and slide,
Right up to your side,
Bite and deride.
Hiss! I am a villain and I care not who knows;
I dress in scales, not a shepherd’s clothes.
Gift me what you hold, gift me what makes you happy;
Gift me what is valueless but intensely costly,
Lest I sneak and take,
Envious anger awake,
I am a snake.
Words and pics: ©DJA 2016.