26 June 2017

living like a lizard


downside up becomes 
normal, here
winter settles in
and my flesh, now accustomed
to African heat, balks
shivering against the cold

I learn to live
like the lizards, seeking
the sun, stretching 
into the warm, 
never able to retain enough
heat, I withdraw 
as light fades
sheltered in fleece
waiting till the next
mid-day absorption


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