you tell me your dreams about snakes.
there’s the lingering question of what
was happening it’s been constant, you
tell me, and i nod because i’m afraid of
snakes and i don’t have much to say
but you bug me by telling it’s probably
the phallic symbol as siri told you so
and i only laugh
but in my head maybe
it’s because you slithered your way into
our home without you knowing i knew.
i want to tell you that i dream about
snakes, too, and that they eat me whole
alive and well until their fangs pierce
right through my heart breaking every
string of vein constricting in my body
and i might add that the snake has the
same voice as you do when he answered
your call late at night to slip out of the
sheets i thought he only warmed for us
two that perhaps the snake is both of
us in context i’m not entirely sure
Ada Pelonia is a writer from the Philippines. Her work has appeared in Germ Magazine, Royal Rose Magazine, 101 Words, and elsewhere. Besides reading fictional books and reading anything that comes to her mind, she enjoys drinking tea during rainy days. She’s also on Twitter @_adawrites.
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