The Snake

The snake was nothing but bad medicine,
Savage and invisible, a pitiless kind of predator, venomous and hard.
So when the snake unadvisedly took a bite out of me?
The snake died.

The snake had quite a reputation, he had a slither to his walk,
And his tongue flickered when he spoke.
Now, should there be a question
Let there be no doubt…
Should there be confusion
Let me then be plain:
When the snake unadvisedly sunk a fang in to me?
The snake died.

The snake is a writhing muscle glaring from the grass.
Lightning only strikes a few
But the snake strikes whenever he pleases.
And if the snake unadvisedly takes a pleasure striking me?
The snake dies.