for May V’Verse

Image The Legend of Madame White Snake

Ophiuchus

It’s not quite a nightmare,
more like the scariest
part of a funfair.

And there’s a snake, named
after a far away constellation,
that moves in and out of
the measurement of Pi.

And that snake’s all smiles
and black kettle eyes,
and it slings off its lightning
like some ancient ode.

And while you’re riding its
shoulder blades into blizzards,
you raise up your hands,
heavenward, and swallow
an immortal pill as you fall

through a distant constellation 
named after a far away snake,
and you wake up just before all
of your magic runs out.

written for Visual Verse
poem © Misky 2021

4 responses to “for May V’Verse”

    • It’s at Visual Verse. Write for max one hour, minimum 50 words, and then submit your work at their website. They publish their favourite 100 submissions.

      Like

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 )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: