The tallow serpent makes its way /  down iv'ry shaft of smoothness fay. / The crystal snake, it trickles down, / and finds itself upon the ground. / The serpent's length, unwinding thus, / enscribes a path in dry grey dust. / If it moves fast, it stays alive, / yet when it slows, it solid dries. / Transparent skin becomes opaque, / Hence the demise of waxen snake.

-- ansi by mavrik, lit by cthulu.  click here for the original ansi released in Mistigris April 1995 --