Friday, February 21, 2014

lizard on a leash

 On the day that Michael climbed a volcano,
as he and his group headed back down the dusty trail,
they crossed paths with this big lizard,

photos by Michael
 presumably someone's pet, since it was tied by a rope (just in front of the back legs)
to a piece of wood on the side of the trail.

He viewed us, as we passed him by,
With calm and yet with questioning eye,
But moveless still, as though the stone
Were portion of his being's own.
- Edward Robeson Taylor


Anonymous said...

hopefully his owner came back to 'reclaim' him ... Dad

us5 said...

yes, hopefully!! it was hot and dry out there... :p