The snake charmer’s night stage
is lighted by the opalescent moon.
Mystery weaves its way through the reeds
to sit at the feet of the performer.
Snakes slither along tree limbs entranced
by the seductive notes calling from a flute
in the lips of the beguiler.
Forked tongues taste the air seasoned with sorcery.
The snake shaman hypnotizes the serpents
to dance to the tune of submission.
Snakes and charmer perform this exotic ballet
until the sun pulls back the night curtain.
©Susie Clevenger 2011
Magpie Tales Prompt 83