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 … Continue reading the lizard saurs

the advanced hatchlings

Poem #25 from: A Lizard Life (final) Back to A Lizard Life - Introduction dom dom dom-da-dom-dom-dom   dom dom dom-da-dom-dom-dom pork pie hat dark black glasses dom dom dom-da-dom-dom-dom   dom dom dom-da-dom-dom-dom white cuffs black links trumpet on a tie dom dom dom-da-dom-dom-dom   dom dom dom-da-dom-dom-dom hi hi well hi hi hi … Continue reading the advanced hatchlings

water for the little bandit

Poem #23 from: A Lizard Life Back to A Lizard Life - Introduction I’m wheeling round the verandah I see a bandit in a Zorro mask hiding below my fridge whoa-ho I’ll play you little bandit put a spot of treasure just a little way out of your reach what you going to do I … Continue reading water for the little bandit

Lizzie Blue steps out (2)

Poem #22 from: A Lizard Life Back to A Lizard Life - Introduction Elspeth Indigo primps up each scale works the taste of dark stripes into her shingles dabs the end of her tongue in a wild violent gentian fade-edged away into pink upon purple then out of the drain to display on the plinth … Continue reading Lizzie Blue steps out (2)

Lizzie Blue steps out (1)

Poem #21 from: A Lizard Life Back to A Lizard Life - Introduction Lizzie Blue has primped her stripes dabbed colour on her tongue she’s walking out on the concrete curb under the midday sun switches her tail in a r-r-r-roiling roll blinks her eyes in a come-along call Lizzie Blue has primped all of … Continue reading Lizzie Blue steps out (1)

sleep in the dark of the moon

Poem #17 from: A Lizard Life Back to A Lizard Life - Introduction he climbed up on the star-way stair up until he reached the moon licked both lips with his broad blue tongue and he ate her right out of the sky in the dark replete he curled himself around tail to nose he … Continue reading sleep in the dark of the moon