• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 07

Moving On/Away

I was fine
slithering all over you
until you started talking
about other lands
to conquer.
Your restless eyes,
looking for winged dolphins
        and mermaids
told me it was time
to take myself to an island cave
where I shall string shells together
and sell them for a song.

And so,
I grew legs
and tried to summon a dragon
to forge my way ahead,
they were rescuing other
damsels in disquiet.

I got a reptile for my troubles
and a parting shot from you.

Leave it to a snake
to be your exit pass
from paradise.