and was eaten by a bird
who then hid in the bush.
I found the bones of a snake
hidden in the bush
and took them home to make a necklace.
I wore the necklace to make you love me
to make you kiss me
which gave me the gift of flight.
Night wrapped around my necklace
which fell from my throat
whole again, escaping,
Mocking me with my own stolen voice
from the bush.
I was inspired by Sina Nkosi's fantastic poem "The Snake." Written for Kerry's challenge at Real Toads.