The laser weaponry
of my snake tongue
serrated and malignant

etches out a piece
in the minds of
the uninformed

A small part of the psyche
which is in constant turmoil and
caught between fear and action

A coiled, Sapphire-headed
cobra with poison as words,
poised to strike without warning

Battered beyond emotional
recognition, the acid pools from
my wounds and burns a hole
through the lies that you present
as truth

With this hole, I enter your world
silently during your conscious sleep

I judge you, I test your worth,
I enjoy your company

I slither close to your
propagandized ears
and whisper just one word:


Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. He is owner of Madness Muse Press; a micro-press that publishes dark poetry, and a book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. He has over 100 poems published in 9 different countries. He has been published in venues such as Burningword Literary Journal, Corvus Review, and Yellow Chair Review. Adam can be contacted via his website at where he offers free poetry resources. Also see his press at Read other articles by Adam Levon.