Lying there so still

Among the leaves of green,

This slender little reptile

Thought that it would not be seen.

But its presence was revealed

When its neighbor, the butterfly,

Led my gaze in its direction

And thereby caught my eye.

But when I reached down

To give it a pat,

It quickly slid away.

A delightful close encounter;

How I wish that it had stayed.

Linda S. Montgomery

June 21, 2012

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