April 18: Snakebite

by allisonkujiraoka

Does the snakebite sting

from fangs in the flesh,

the burn automatic

simply somatic?

Or is pain received wisdom

a tale spread through the kingdom

the urban legend of venom?

If you believe in the hurt,

you’ll believe in the cure.

When the poison seeps through,

there’s no telling what you’ll do.