Mike Maggio

The Snake

Volume 11, Number 4, Fall 2010
Mapping the City Issue

The Snake

The snake
at the
al zoo
is two-

It slith-
ers for-
ward strug-
gling to
go this
way or

that. Each
head hiss-
es at
the oth-
er lung-
es in
an at-
tempt to

bite. One
den day
one for-
head will
the oth-


Mike Maggio is the author of several books of poetry and fiction, including: Garden of Rain/Le Jardin de Pluie (Aldrich Press, 2015), The Wizard and the White House (Little Feather Books, 2014), deMOCKcracy (Plain View Press, 2007), Sifting Through the Madness (Xlibris, 2001), Oranges From Palestine (Mardi Gras Press, 1996) and Your Secret is Safe With Me (Black Bear Publications, 1988). He lives in Herndon, Virginia. His web site is www.mikemaggio.net. To read more by this author: "Shoptalk," Whitman Issue; "Collateral Damage," Wartime Issue.