Ophidia

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Ophidia.

By Steve Naisbitt

 

Shimmering in light cast by a leprous heart’s desire

To have its decaying flesh fulfilled

She smells new live prey

With silvery flicks

Of syllables well-practiced

Only

To shed that lurid honeyed skin

Displaying translucent dermis

A veneered abyssal silhouette

When her latest meal

Loses its flavor

Like over-chewed gum

Leaving

Septicemia

And

Neurotoxic kisses

The

Necrotizing remains

Of

Forked tongue promise

 

© 2019 Steve Naisbitt

3 thoughts on “Ophidia

  1. The language in this piece is aces; sharp, atmospheric, and tangible. This woman reminds me of yester-me.

    ” When her latest meal

    Loses its flavor

    Like over-chewed gum”

    These lines are my favorite.

    Liked by 1 person

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