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Friday, February 28, 2014


I'm waiting for springtime 
to explode
as I watch quail and lizards
cross the road.

The lizard keeps his belly high,
his tail curled up toward the sky.
You might think of scorpion
or snakes on the run,
but it's just a lizard
enjoying the sun.

This is how he
keeps birds away
and lives to run 
another day.

    Changes are happening.  Nothing stays the same.  Tomorrow we have a new moon and a new month.  What changes are happening around you?  Can you write a poem about change?  Maybe you'd like to try a haiku if the changes are in nature that you notice.  Hope your Friday is wild and crazy.  Live big. Have fun.


  1. Sounds like a lively day! I didn't know that about lizards-do they only do that when it's colder? Fun to learn about! Love those quail!

    1. Linda, I've only seen the lizards race across the road this way. When it is cold, they aren't out racing. Actually, the lizards look a lot like scorpions when they are racing this way. It may be a way of camouflaging themselves, I don't know. Or maybe they are just keeping the belly up off the road for faster movement.

  2. Cute poem. Great imagery. I can see this when I read your poem. Thaks for sharing it with us.

    1. Rosi, your name so fits you. Thanks for your kind messages.

  3. Joy,
    It will be great when spring explodes. Loved the story you spun in poetic form.