a snake and a rabbit

I dreamed I held a book beneath each hand,

From which a snake and rabbit formed.

The snake wound all about my arm,

While the rabbit warmed my palm,

With its tiny heartbeat and its feather fur,

Fragile and soft as a whispered word.

And all this time I warned the snake,

Not to swallow that tiny life.

I pulled the rabbit from the snake’s glistening throat,

Pressed my warning finger to his blunt reptilian lips.

He coiled a sinuous crown about my head,

Loyal and attentive to each word I’d said.

I walked through a forest that led back to my room,

And as I walked I pushed that rabbit into my heart,

Let the snake writhe deep into my spine,

Then filled up with pure light, 

I wept with joy that I was theirs, and they were mine.

Advertisements

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