Snake

To be quiet is to be happy. That’s not how the saying goes but how the saying should be adapted: updated. Up tempo contemporary - wait till you see me - oh did you miss me? Unbothered by the environment to notice how you reacted means your reaction was performative and the audience you needed didn’t notice you. Now what? Performativity is a difficult one for the snake: simply because it does not perform. There's no real deceit with a snake and why we put that burden on their label is beyond me today. It didn't ask for it’s definition across all of history to be deeply set in betrayal and backstabbing.

 i am yesterday and today - i am one word to speak but never to name - like an emerald semi-precious, evocative, green with envy and money, green with life and fertility, i sometimes wish i could bring my mouth back to me 

How deep the earth can go to how high the eagle can fly - wedged and breathing between two suns // we exist between two suns // we forget we walk on the sun // we choose to forget this ball of fire pulsating a heart beating throbbing // yet i am much closer to the central sun for my skin is cold and as a woman, i like hot showers, and once i tasted green on the forked tongue that told me the truth that 

I leave my body again, snake, like I leave my mouth - I enter myself again before I leave another time, looking back and without the full stop inciting an end, no end, I look back and I see skin shed past the heliotropic landscapes of the future and entwining the body around wrought-conceptual modes of living 

Snake