Today's poem is by Mike Carson

Snake Handlers

I have to admire at least one thing
Of snake-handlers, however wrong
Or short their sight.
They take the deadly sting
Rather than risk life stupid and long.

Copyright © 2010 Mike Carson All rights reserved
from The Keeper's Voice
Louisiana State University Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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