The Pithy Serpent

The Pithy Serpent


everyone knows satan is just a guy
with a lot of special efx
a pithy serpent
who plucks apples
from the garden of lost trees
I’m an ancient bystander
whose chronology
is less sympathetic and more cave-like
think of me as
an obscene gesture
a plain ordinary obscene gesture
in a place where the weather is nice
and the people don’t have a clue

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