A rhythm rises through us
the drumbeat of the Earth, through fire
Unleashing the movement of our souls
expressed through sway of hips
and bodily undulations.
A serpentine syncopation
As the serpent begins to move
to a cosmic rhythm
and the world around us falls away.
There is only rhythm and movement
and an energy that bursts forth in waves
of sound and light.
It sinks in as deeply as venomous fangs
as the alchemy of body and soul and ecstasy