Fence Lizard

Fence Lizard

A Poem by Honestly, Abe

I stepped over and then stepped back
To bend at the knees and look closer
At the lizard with a torn tail and closed eyes
So (like anyone) I prodded his belly and
His tiny raptor fingers flexed out and
One tiny eye peeked open to make sure
I was not my dog (who I assumed was
The culprit in his handicap) and suddenly
I was eight again in my backyard pinching
His belly gently to set him on my palm and then
Giving him a quick kiss for all the memories

Then I strode to my backyard to the wall
That was too high for dogs to reach and
I set him on top where the sun is perfect

© 2012 Honestly, Abe

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Awhhhhhh...really, genuinely! Only one of us, we poets, would feel this deeply enough to carry through and write it. This is precious. I don't even like lizards - "His tiny raptor fingers flexed out" for that exact reason - they remind me of raptors! But I can certainly be touched by a heart that would care. Truth is, as much as they scare me, I would most likely rescue it too.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like lizards! :D I used to have a pet lizard once... his name was Swifty...
but my cat ate him. Sad story. I think I should write a sad poem about this...

Posted 11 Years Ago

That's very nice.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on April 28, 2012
Last Updated on April 28, 2012
Tags: lizard, tail, torn, wall, sun, dog, memories, eight


Honestly, Abe
Honestly, Abe

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