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The Taste Snake

Written by Roxana Ilie

Translated from the Romanian by the poet 

Narrated by Bill Wolak


there is a taste snake 

that having caught sight of you 

will roll over three times in the sand 

and call you out by the syllables of his name 

it will screw its snake head 

right into your bones 

and you will cover your skin with its skin  

you will never find out 


you’ve got a bone snake inside of you 

that used to be a taste snake 




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