Sunday, August 12, 2007
Last night, I dreamed that my yard and my house were filled with pairs of snakes. Everywhere I looked there was a pair of snakes twined or coiled together, waiting. I kept trying to see if they were rattlesnakes or gopher snakes. Even the ones with the wide pit viper heads didn't have rattles, and confusion just filled my chest. I picked one snake up. Its tail was wriggling on the floor, having been cut off. I said, "This one's a gopher snake," and it bit me. Big fangs pierced my skin, I watched the venom filling the wound. And then I...waited. And waited. To see what was going to happen to me.