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snake

Snake is an interesting word. I tend to think of it as amore of a descriptor. Like knowing someone who is a snake. Somone slippery and oily who from the first moment you know you don’t want to trust him or even get any of his essence on you. But really, snakes aren’t slimy. They are scaly, and we got to touch them and play with them at the zoo. My friend had one that used to curl around my neck and go down my sleeve every time I held him. So I wonder how the two descriptors got so convoluted. But still, I know people I would consider snakes—they strike when you least expect it. The rattles are usually so quiet, the signs so subtle that you could easily miss them if you’re not paying attention.

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