Snake Eyes


Amid drifty oblivion sighs
and the soft enveloping stupor
of the trance, a dance of shadows
and dim light twist and intertwine
in a slow-motion ballet of skin desire,
of mesmeric stares, yawns at high noon,
an insinuating flute tune, languid sensuality,
lazy passion rising to the enchantment’s drone,
the simmering siren song of that endless longing,
wanting the end of all wanting, all desperate yearning,
craving the death of desire: to just let go and disappear.

Ah, but who can shake such a serpentine seduction
when even choice is but a fiction of the sultry charm?

Who can take the bait and not be eaten too,
pay the price, toss the dice and not come up

Snake Eyes!

Despite everything we’ve read and said,
this drug of me and mine is so entrancing,
the quintessential opiate of delusion dancing,
and who really wants to awaken from that
snakebite poison’s poignant promise
embedded in its lulling refrain:

“Come on, let me take you there –
where all you want is waiting . . .”



About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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