Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crocodile

Prison me
in plush leather and teak wood.
Feed me
fat elephants and ass.

At last,
a totem
two-headed and timely -

teary-eyed,
but unblinking.

For Peggy's prompt at Real Toads

22 comments:

L. Edgar Otto said...

This sticks to my mind most curious to figure it out better, as if my two heads seek its sense of balance... like a gecko walking on the ceiling and the walls magically...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Feed me fat elephants and ass...

I love this poem, MZ. The whole concept is so cool.

Susan said...

A crocodile finding something positive in imprisonment? She must be mocking us!

Wyoming Diva said...

This is interesting - I have always wondered what animals, insects, and plants might think of us as we use, shape, or kill them for our own purposes.

Vandana Sharma said...

this creature has a huge appetite.

Kathryn said...

Cool perspective.

Susie Clevenger said...

"feed me elephants and ass" not a very inviting place to be for such a prehistoric looking creature...I really like this piece!

Mary said...

Wow, teary - eyed but unblinking ....I can picture that!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "teary eyed but unblinking". Cool perspective for a crocodile!

Gail said...

You surely got the eyes right! Good job.

georgeplaceblog said...

You chose a scary looking critter, evil eyes and tiny mind. Ugh... but nice job writing about him.

Kay L. Davies said...

Who knew the crocodile could be a poet? Only you, Mama Zen. Well done. Scary, but well done.
K

Peggy said...

How fun that you took the perspective of a crocodile--love the images in this! Thanks for posting.

Ella said...

Oh, crocodile tears-very cool MZ!
I like the way you wrote this ;D

Lorraine said...

no crocodile tears for you, atta girl

Margaret said...

Even in its misery, it is a tough fellow.

Lolamouse said...

Way cool!

razzamadazzle said...

Awesome choice for the challenge. I love the food choices.

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

The last lines reminding us of "crocodile tears". Only this one, not giving in, though apparently sad, and hungry.

humbird said...

Oh, this two-headed crocodile totem made me search and find the 2-headed Gecko...but your teasing tearing crocodile - so witty!

Fireblossom said...

I would think that's a state of affairs that can't endure.

grapeling said...

poetic polemics, pitch perfect

sorry, couldn't help myself. Another koan, MZ