Lizard Eyes

Glancing to the sides
he gazes at the world of now

Looking upward he watches  
wild geese puncture the grey skin of a
late November sky

Ahead he detects
acceleration to the grave

Blinking black eyes,
shiny with moisture
espy layers of life
with no tears of woe

Inspired by the Twiglet #307 prompt, “lizard eyes

Photo by Selin Sahin courtesy of Unsplash

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7 thoughts on “Lizard Eyes

    1. Thank you for you comment, CES. I got to thinking after I posted this that I’m not sure that lizards and migrating geese inhabit the same space. Then again, it doesn’t have to be a literal lizard. You give me food for thought.

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      1. Michigan fauna includes a couple of literal lizards–the five-lined skink, and the six-lined racerunner–according to https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/education/michigan-species/reptiles/lizards–and, on a blog out of Michigan, I have personally observed one poetic lizard–the eleven-lined black-eyed watcher with no tears of woe. πŸ™‚
        Thanks again, LuAnne, for the words I didn’t have the other day, when wild geese punctured the grey skin of a late November sky. πŸ™‚

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      2. I thank you so much for the links. Their habitats are somewhat near where I live so I will be on the lookout when hiking in the woods. I’ve never noticed one here. I thank you also for identifying another species of lizard who is dear to my heart.

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    1. I agree, Jazz. So many creatures teach us this lesson. I find it primarily in my cat because he is with me so much. I am not sure if I was writing about an actual lizard or a person with a lizard attitude. You’d think I would know since I wrote it, but I look at it both ways like looking at that ‘illusion’ that is both a vase and two people looking at each other. Interesting world we live in. πŸ™‚

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