Heard the Rattlesnakes last evening full of life
coiled fates entangled states
heard the rattlesnakes that lasting sound you don’t forget
if you don’t listen it’s that sound that bites

Driving home that night the rocky peaks
the sun about to set
in the road up ahead I said
the brakes were dead the steering wheeled
the spin I took
I looked around

the sun comes up and I looked up around the bend
in time
the tale I feared was off the path
the grass was tall the brush cleared
the stars came out

The night was light
the rattle in the sky the Mayans worshipped most
when heard
there is no turning back