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Friday, June 22, 2012

River Caiman

In the Tambopata River 
a black caiman floats
in a daze.
He sleeps and swims
so lazy
until there's a lizard
or snake--
then he's awake.
Gliding so quickly
to find his prey.
In a gulp the lizard
is gone
and once again
the black caiman
had nothing
more important
to do than

    The caiman is a South American alligator.  It was exciting to watch this black caiman and a white caiman eating in the river.


  1. nice poem! What a great location!

  2. Joy,
    You paint the scene well. What exciting adventures you have.

  3. I like the flow of this one... ILY cloey