#481 – Repugnant Reptile

Repugnant Reptile
“No, he’s digesting YOU first!”

Repugnant Reptile

A friend and I, last Saturday,
were walking through a swamp.
An animal surprised us when
it greeted us with, “CHOMP!”

A million teeth made up its grin.
It snapped its angry jaws
then swished its tail of scaly skin
and thrashed its razor claws.

We stood stone-still, and then I said,
“Observe the toothy smile,
and I am sure that you’ll agree
we see a crocodile.”

“I disagree,” he said to me,
“I’ll argue to the end,
its fearsome eye identifies
an alligator, friend.”

We bickered back and forth about
each feature most to least
and never could agree on what
to call the fearsome beast.

We carried on, until he said,
“You know, I have a hunch…
It doesn’t matter what it’s called
when it wants us for lunch.”

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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