As I lay my head down
I glimpse its small movement
A small slithering snake
Slides its belly
Across the wooden floor.
As it sneaks closer and closer
My eyes play trick and
Tell me this snake is bigger than it is
My mind wills me to move
But I cannot.
The snake, now deathly close,
Draws back its large head
And releases its melodious poison
Running through my veins
I stop
I cannot breathe
I cannot stop the poison's spread.
I can only lie and hope
The snake hasn't killed me
My head swirls
My limbs shake
As I watch the snake
Shrink back and
Disappear, leaving me
In endless rest.