Till Life Do Us Part

The slithering makes me feel

at home. Nothing can hurt me—

us—now.  Not even each other.

I killed you to show you



Don’t be afraid of change, dearest.

It is good.

Weren’t we boring before this?

A sad cliché of a romance, dying

for some life.


Now, we’re building our

chemistry. Doesn’t matter if Daddy

 didn’t approve. Don’t lie,

I know it excited you especially

in between the sheets.


I shouldn’t explore

the ocean without you and

the snake-leaves are here to stay.

So, darling, come swimming

with me. You can drown me

on the way.