Lizard script


Photo: DWV

Lizard script


Yesterday I saw the lizard

gliding up the wall

in spurts

like the carriage

of an old-fashioned typewriter.


This morning

it left a message for me

written in very fine script

on the papery material

of a wasp’s nest.


I deciphered it

with the help

of a reptilian genomic dictionary.


Bite into the air.

it said,

rip out large chunks of it –

I hope that is the correct translation,

if there is such a thing.


It continued:

cool your blood

in the throbbing heart

of a red poppy,

I think it said.


Further: Believe in your stomach,

keep it close to the ground.

And remember – be friendly with your biome,

you are only a small part of it.


I pondered the message.

Did I understand it?

Do I understand anything?


I am standing under the huge bulging sky,

the whitish living lizard belly.

About kruger01

Poet, author, translator Grandfather of five. Bonsai grower.
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