I was born
snake so
deal with it

the stigma
of diabolical intelligence
so hard to bear

the forked tongue and — ahem —
other alien duality
marks me as
different, as one
slow and
as sensuous as
evil ever
gets to be

and yet
I will fight for you, his so
threateningly in
defence of truth and

best enemy of humanity once
it is known how
carefully it is nursed, my
killer lightning.