From Sarah, With Joy

*Poet * Author * Wanderluster*

Monday, March 9, 2015

Escape Route

Its better to be soft, like the smooth
skin of a lizard.
You need to be fast to skitter
across the scorching sand and away
from the
circling predators.
Its better to have tiny digging claws
that can get you covered and shaded
in seconds.
You lose
your tail, sometimes,
to get away,
but a temporary bloody stump
is better than dead.


  1. You captured the desert perfectfuly. Scurry on, little lizard.

  2. It sounds brutal to be a lizzard.

    1. Sometimes I think we human folk can relate a little too well :)

  3. Okay, I'll admit it. I don't know my lizards. When you say a "temporary" bloody stump, does that mean a chomped off tail will grow back? I didn't know that.


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