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An Ode to a Would-Be Swimmin' Skink

By Eric Robert Nolan

An Ode to a Would-Be Swimmin' Skink

Hello to you, o' silver skink!
You're after my milkshake, I think --
perhaps to make a swimming pool
this hot Virginia afternoon.

But please don't cool off in my drink,
for after your bronze head will sink,
I'll accidentally sip your scales
or wiggling iridescent tail.

Please do me this one small favor --
spare me knowledge of your flavor,
gained by a spaghetti-slurp
and gained again by little burp.

Article © Eric Robert Nolan. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-08-08
Image(s) are public domain.
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