• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 07

Response to the Serpent Song

Ride me. Ride me. Ride me.
Your tail flicker urges me
up and out to where the ghosts
play and uncertainty is a sea
that might engulf me unless

Hold on. Hold on. Hold on.
You are strong. You are resilient.
It’s not what the serpent looks like,
it’s this energy of going, moving
hydra-headed, I can be multiples
and many, wave to friends and hear

We go together. Do not fear.
I decide to trust and in that trusting
ride the ride through the swirled sea
where ghost and friends come home
in memory.