Author: Capricorn


You are a quaint creature--
haunted by prehistoric relatives.
Your coat feels rough;
a freckled yellow camouflage,
that mocks the leopardís skin.

Your enormous eyes
observe my every move,
peering from a shady haven.
Your mouth appears to smile
-- a false welcome.

I offered friendshipís hand,
but stricken by fear
your breath quickens
as you skitter off
to your safe sanctuary

I spent tireless times
to win your trust.

Now you clamber on
my open hand
and your breath flows
in a slow rhythm --
you know I mean no harm.

Fascination forms
our friendship.
Iíll feel bereft
when you have left this world

-- my tears will spill.

------- Author's Notes -------

This is about a one of my leopard gecko lizards


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Friday, September 10 2004, 03:13 pm

only you

you can even write about your geiko Your warm heart shows when you can write a love poem about your geiko. very good cap.
Barb ( -- Saturday, September 11 2004, 07:50 am


Aw thanks Barb -- you know just how to make me feel good.
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