At dVerse Kim is hosting poetics and inviting us to write in the first person comparing a trait of ours with something animal.
Photo: a young “Bobtail” goanna, one of Australia’s Blue Tongue lizards.
“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” Gretel Erlich
Blue Tongue Holding The Sun There you were, Blue tongue holding the sun, your hiss warned that I had surprised you and yet you didn't scuttle away, you stood your ground and held my gaze, wary, so like the corners of the world behind my eyes where the unrelenting suspicion of strangers has cauterised the world against joy, the hiss of distrust thrust against possibility with open mouthed disdain, besides, when did the giants of this world care for the small ones, that they could merely bask in the sun of wholeness without fear of looming shadows of deceit? And there you were holding trust. ©Paul Vincent Cannon