Aspis

Poisoned snake
writhing through
a grassland of suited legs
stunted growth
mere puppets with which to play.
Fangs bared
lightening speed
strike and flee
dastardly little chuckle
emerging from its cheek.
Villainous viper
insinuating itself
into party times
party lies
spreading dishonesty
mistruths
hoping against hope
to cause a great divide.
Coiled round
squeezing
choking
hoping that this will kill the enemy
remove the barrier
it will all become clear.
Enough is enough
no harboring this beast
cease
desist
surcease
with this lunacy.
Tales of old
warn of a two headed snake
who whispers sweet words to one
while striking to bring down another.
Stomp on it.
Pin it down.
One fell swoop
watch its head hit the ground.
November 18/18
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