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APED: "the snake in the dust"

November 2nd, 2009 (11:29 pm)

Three walked out on the dusty road,
three walked out but two came back:
one watched not where or how he strode,
and the snake in the dust was long and black.

The sun beat down and the glare was fierce,
and the dust choked the men who walked the track.
Cruel poison stings when the sharp fangs pierce,
and the snake in the dust was long and black.

His comrades left him there alone,
as if they felt his loss no lack,
and turned right around and headed home,
and the snake in the dust was long and black.