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Monday, March 17, 2014


Outside my window
a tiger whiptail lizard
climbs the garage wall,
pauses to do push ups,
rushes forward,
then stops in the sun.
He looks, left, then right,
blinks his eye
then scoots to the roof
to disappear from my sight.
There are days
I wish, I too
might rest in the sun
always moving upward.

     I bought a new reference book while I was at the Book Festival.   I used it for this poem.  LIZARDS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST edited by Lawrence Jones and Robert Lovich, is a photographic field guide I plan on using to help me identify all the different kinds of lizards around my house.  Using field guides is a great way to identify the birds, insects and plants in your part of the world.
    Your poetry challenge for today is to write a poem about something natural you can see.  Have fun writing.

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