Volunteer to Enter a Viper's Nest
Volunteer to enter a viper's nest
Step willingly on a murderous asp
Challenge a tiger to bloody contest
Run fingernails over a rusted rasp
Stick pins and needles into my right eye
And a red-hot poker into my left
Ask for interrogation by a spy
Walk down Park Avenue when I'm bereft
Stroll through Harlem at four in the morning
Run barefoot over broken shards of glass
Simmer for days in cookware by Corning
Stick my head in a stove fueled by gas
    So many things I'd be willing to do
    Before I'd agree to converse with you.
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