Skip to content

From Ulrikka S. Gernes:

December 13, 2016

The snake rattles among the dry leaves

at the bottom of the garden, is it a sigh

a hiss? My sandaled feet, bare ankles …

naked legs and up higher, lightning’s

bite; you rush within me, poisonous sweetness.

Wedded is wedded, poison to poison, separated

again, but this has forever hooked on to me,

twisting its scaled body within my body,

gnawing salt from a shoulder, freckles from

an underarm; on the tip of its left fang

my heart pulses, thumping your naked name.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: