the lizard saurs

the lizards are out

the first skinks
of spring
are exploring the covered patio

circling
discovering the dimensions
becoming aware of
surfaces
boundaries
obstacles

each other

they come forward
at a rapid clip
to meet

nose
to
nose

then a flick
a twist
one is off
run-slithering away

sliding
around a corner

airborne
in his haste

the other
perhaps a millimeter larger
in length
or girth

or attitude

is in pursuit
and he will not stop

he will not stop

he skids around a corner

he will not stop

until he alone
has the patio


© Frank Prem, 2017

October 2017 Poem #29: blowing back the wind

9 thoughts on “the lizard saurs

    • Yep! They’re very cute to watch. Just emerging into the warmer days from wherever they wintered.

      Last year we had a small mass of them fighting for their privileges on the concrete floor of the veranda. Was fun to watch.

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  1. Skinks are lizards belonging to the family Scincidae and the infraorder Scincomorpha. With more than 1,500 described species, the Scincidae are one of the most diverse families of lizards.

    Jees, Frank, you made me google!. Nice one.

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