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Reading Poetry to Geckos

April 21st, 2014  |  Published in Blog

Reading Poetry to Geckos
by David Feela

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the lanai, a tall glass of relief

within reach, I pretend not to notice

the geckos weaving their spell

around me.


They crouch

under the chair, hang up-side-down

from the railing, fix themselves

like picture frames to the wall

behind my head.


I’m not sure where to begin.

One has climbed to the surface

of a glass-topped table

and is staring, as if into a lake.


The bright green one

with a red spot on its back

has vanished.  Just start, I say,

and the book falls open like a flower,

every page trembling.



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