Blog Tales

Reptiles

I have always loved
lizards, snakes, and salamanders...

When they appear,
I listen.
For they always have a message
for me...

This mound of earth
in my front yard
holds special meaning to me for many reasons.
One plant had taken over,
like a thought that won't let go...

So... I began pulling it out,
the roots
a tangled maze beneath the hidden stones...

and found this fellow...
a lizard of some sort,
reminding me of a salamander,
but this one has scales...

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He followed me
as I cleared the tenacious roots,
uncovering stones
and setting the stage for new flowers.

Before looking him up,
I free associate on what reptile means to me...

Transformation
Alchemy
Fire & Water
Tiny dragon
Navigates above & below
Knows life through its skin...

I settle my injured ankle
into the cool grass
and breathed this moment in...

My dream of last night
settles over me...

I dream that Milton has come home.
He says that he loves the changes I've made,
especially the stone floors
...

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which are exactly like the mosaic
stones in my garden mound,
where reptiles
and new life...
spring forth.