Teri and I wanted to know since snakes were cold blooded if all we had to do to chill our beer was to place a snake or two in there inside a secure ice chest.
“One snake per six-pack might do?”
“Not quite magic but, yes, entirely like magic.”
“Put a snake in there, wait a while, then enjoy,”
we told ourselves.
Teri remarked on all the other cool wonders, the other breakthroughs, the other delights,
the other disciplines, we might let loose from our experimentations with snake cold beer.
For safety, we made a sign: WARNING: NO GETTING CARRIED AWAY WITH SNAKES.
“Just think,” I said, “Of all the problems that might arise from sticking too many snakes in the radiator of a car when it overheats. “Silly man,” she said, “fixing the car with snakes is a man’s job.”
“We could have snake cold packs for swollen faces, though. Just place pack on face then add snake.”
“Think about this,” she said, “Cold war with snakes not missiles,
Cold criminal cases
Cold snake turkey– without the turkey,
Snake cold Arctic winters,
Summer colds brought on by
Cold openings on SNL with Trump
Snake cooling towers for nuclear power plants,
Small snakes for laptop cooling fans,
Larger snakes for desktops.
Instead of receiving a cold shoulder–a snake.
Cold water chilled
Cold ice cream chilled
Needing a cold shower but getting
Everything with snakes.
cool kids’ names,
cool songs for the guitar,
all involving snakes.
I told her that we could also build a large pit
for to place all the caudillo world leaders in.
We could put all the heads of State in there
where they can chill.
They’d be in there with snakes
till they can produce solutions
to climate change, poverty
starvation, human rights abuses,
pollution, and war.
Once done, they may come out and have a beer with us.