Vicious Vipers

We are all

vicious vipers

tempting our better selves,

our Eves,

to the long tongued slithering

of nefarious gossip.

.

A snake has no ears.

Alone,

our poisonous words

do not injure,

but together

they are malignant,

forming tumors

in our society.

.

When one person

gets an excess

of carnards

stuck between their fangs,

then a surgery is bound

to occur.

.

This is not

a good thing always.

If it’s a community project,

to many scalpels spoil the broth

as too many cooks

join in the hunt.

.

The societal venom spreads

from the dripping poison fangs

into a no-longer-thought-innocent fellow’s

beating heart.

She is dehumanized,

demonized,

and the accusers forget

she still has a heart.

.

So you would-be

vicious vipers,

remember

when they come for you,

who will be left?

___________________________

Note: I am aware that snakes possess hearing mechanism, but their lack of outer ear is what I referring to.

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