Do You Trust Me?

Comments (0) Writing, Poetry, Issue 5

by Deklan O’Connor (Response to Hannibal 2013)

I am the mongoose you want
Underneath the house
Waiting for the snakes to slither by

I eat the squirrels
I eat the birds
I eat the frogs and mice

I am the mongoose you have
Underneath your house
Making friends with the snakes slithering by

I fall for their eyes
I play their tricks
I let them in the house

I am the mongoose you hate
Underneath your house
Colluding with the snakes as they slither by

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