shadow of a snake… turning to dust
People know I collect skulls and bones and sometimes I get given things. This is the remains of a snake – an adder I think. But I left it a year or so before I finally got out to my friends house to pick it up. Time has worn it away and now there is little left. The head has gone, the fine bones and delicate skin have decayed and turned into a paper shadow. All is turning to dust.
I will keep a few of the tiny backbones. They seem like scattered flowers.