Serpent

There's a serpent wrapped around my heart
and he's smiling up at me
He hisses softly as he squeezes tighter
slowly strangling me with every beat
Though I fight and though I scream
I'm helpless as he wrings the tears from my eyes
All I can do is watch in silence
as he crushes my soul and feasts on its remains
Even though I want him to go
I can't ask him to leave
because I don't even know his name

There's a serpent wrapped around my heart
and he looks like he's ready to strike
He's hungrily eyeing everything I have
and licking his fangs in desire
He sees my friends, he sees my love
and he wants them all for himself
If I just let him out he'd devour it all
and grow fat with misery inside my chest
But though I want him to stop
I can't ask him to leave
because I don't even know his name

There's a serpent wrapped around my heart
and now he's calling out to me.
He knows who I am
He knows what I want
and with forked-tongue whispers
he works it all against me
He tries to fill me with hate
by pumping me full of greed and disgust
thus shattering what little will I had before
And though I don't want his curse
I can't ask him to leave
because he doesn't even have a name

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One Response to Serpent

  1. kassy says:

    i know exactly how you feel someone is doing this to me right now

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