Friday, February 13, 2009

The Bus Long Snake

I'm completely knocked out by this profound poem (with accompanying art by the writer). The creator's a complete shit personally (no Valentine of mine since she's got a "building engineer" to see at a race tomorrow), but her work is, nonetheless, stunningly layered and beautiful and, as yet, ridiculously unacknowledged. I really dislike her personally right now, but...I can't stop reading this poem! :) (Damn...if I weren't such a prideful Leo, I'd love to just lie back and enjoy her. Alas.)


The Bus Long Snake

They found a fossil of a snake as long as a bus.
Don’t you wonder if Eve put her children on him,
to ride around on.
Or maybe she charmed him into her,
telling him it was just for fun,
just for the ride.
Just for the wisdom she gained of the knowledge
of how it could be used,
for the ride of good and evil,
like going to school,
having a teacher,
for the knowledge of good and evil,
for the knowledge that men are not Gods.
Since then she knew the power of love
to heal broken things
since then she knew the power of cutting off the devil’s head
since then she knew the strength of pain
when the bus long snake
came around to make love.

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