(Poem) Embedded in the Turquoise Bands by Gloria Manthos


Source: http://nmpoisoncenter.unm.edu/education/pub-ed/pp_tip_pages/venom_things.html
Source: http://nmpoisoncenter.unm.edu/education/pub-ed/pp_tip_pages/venom_things.html

Coral snake slithers

Circling corazón sangrante;

Squeezes – to cauterize the wound.


Ceres in snow,

Sheltered from the sweat of summer,

Birthed memory of stone.


Egg, explosion, end of existence –

World birthed anew.

Coral snake slithers


Squeezes around

The heart once true.

Brigid bakes harvest bread

Spreads her seeds,

Husks swaying in the breeze.


Coral snake slithers,

Headdress of Atonement.

The Coral Midgard Snake,

Pet to Persephone

The loved one.


What has been done

Cannot be undone

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