CLOSE (June 2012)
A CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE FIRST KIND
(By TM and KM)
One day while leisurely walking near our pond,
My eyes did spy an alligator not one to fond.
Oh boy! he was basking in the sun,
My feet froze sending a brain message this was not fun.
I cringed when I saw his mouth so open wide –
With teeth so glistening white, I thought I witnessed the heaven’s light.
I tell myself so ardently, “Oh no, please hide me from his sight,
And, for Heaven’s sake, let me make it home tonight!”