Two Snakes

I turn
to see two snakes
fighting in the dirt
tongues tasting themselves
as they twist
and bite in passion
swallowing their darkness
in an orgy
of sensual violence.

In paradise
when the fallen angels walked
Eve let the snake penetrate her
and it slipped
so slowly
inside that she didn’t mind

the serpentine insersion
and so she ate the apple
but only felt the pleasure
of fire and water
as the red flesh moved past her lips
and the juice ran down her cheeks

and so life began
and mankind was forced to run
into the world
and here are two satans set
against each other
twisting in the rustling leaves
debating the fall of mankind.
a poem
Paul Bourgeois


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