Witchy Snake Woman

Written for:  Miz Quickly – November Nudge #19


One thin dime,
one tenth of a dollar,
and you are guaranteed
to hoot and holler, when
Dorinda does her snake
dance. She’s witchy, scary,
coal-black eyes. She swerves,
swirls, and slithery snakes
wrap themselves ’round
her neck and breasts. Some
folks scream; not for the squeamish.
C’mon sonny, step right in,
just one thin dime,
one tenth of a dollar.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to Witchy Snake Woman

  1. ooooooh. those details vividly depict the photo!


  2. Jules says:

    I can see the Barker…
    And he’s not even in the photo! Well done. 🙂


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