Snakes

April 24, 2009
Snakes,
They live.
They eat,
They sleep,
They have sex…
And then they eat
And sleep
Some more.

And the majority
Of their lives
Are spent
Dreaming,
Because,
You see,
They need only eat
Once a month,
So…
They sleep.

And only in a while,
When they’re awake,
They fall in love…
But then they need to
Eat.

And they shed their
Skins,
And they kill some
Mice,
And they bed some
Pretty
Little
Thing…

But in the end,
They both go back to
Sleep.

And that is how
Snakes live.

And that is how
Snakes die.








And not once in that ordeal
Do they wonder about you.
No,
Because
Snakes are too
Self-absorbed…

Too distracted by
The sleep
And the food
And the sex…
Too consumed by their own
Desires.

And Snakes…
Well…
Snakes don’t care
About your personal
Problems.





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S.t.S This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 3:51 am
Yea, you told me about that! It is good that a friendship can last, even without much contact... my Prince is doing okay as well, and yes, he's always there for me, even though I might not think so at times. :
 
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 1, 2009 at 1:31 am
Had a busy crazy weekend. Saw Book at Subway and talked a bit. Book started the conversation and it was fun. I'm glad we're still friends even if we don't talk much in Youth Group. How's your Prince Charming? He's still all there for you?
 
S.t.S This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 29, 2009 at 1:56 am
Hello! I'm doing alright; trying to stay in love. : And yourself?
 
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 25, 2009 at 7:31 pm
HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheese! I got your comment on Nonsense. How are you doing?
 
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2009 at 11:48 pm
HI S.T.S.!!! Rhea D. Ravenfinger here. Your poem is very interesting and I was wondering if you have written any other poems and put them in Teen Ink. CHEESE!
 
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