She taught me. She taught me from a young age. She said you gotta get them before they get you. A rattlesnakes skin’s the same color as the leaves, she said, and we all understood her. She led us with love but she taught us that the fires, well they were our friends too. The world is an evil place she said, and we agreed. And I was there, I was there when she took her final breath. She pulled me in close and she said, you’re the one. She said they chose you long before you were ever in existence.