The Snake Charmer

I once dreamt
That I was alone
In a clearing and
Somehow I'd been paralyzed
A great serpent,
Whose black and empty eyes
Were strangely large
And had been replaced with mirrors,
Widened its jaws
And slipped itself around
My lame form
Inch by inch
It dragged me down
Into its darkness
I caught a glimpse
Of my reflection as
Briefly the animal became human
Then all light
Disappeared forever
I awoke safe,
Yet still sweating,
In my bed
And, just as I'd remembered,
There were no snakes

by Matt Greenblatt

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I enjoyed your utilization of imagery. Well written. audrey