Green snake

A green snake bit him on the toe
Remember being a kid lying on the ground
at night looking up at stars and then
suddenly you were looking down at stars
that realization of infinity and that vertigo?
A green snake bit him on the toe
it said you know what you know but
you don’t know what you don’t know
The green snake disappeared in the grass
he sat there on the swing
agnosticism seeping through his capillaries
turning his certainties black
he tried to explain it to the kid
but she already knew

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