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From Margaret Atwood:

November 21, 2015

I once was the snake woman,

the only person, it seems, in the whole place

who wasn’t terrified of them.

I used to hunt with two sticks

among milkweed and under porches and logs

for this vein of cool green metal

which would run through my fingers like mercury

or turn to a raw bracelet

gripping my wrist:

– From “Snake Woman”

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