Saturday, July 30, 2016

"Looking at a Lizard" by Barry Spacks

Aboriginal rock art, Northern Tablelands, Australia
Photo: Don Hitchcock


My only purpose this moment
is looking at a lizard.
Does he know he’s not alone?

He breathes with tiny push-ups,
his skin all hairline caverns
soaking up the sun.

I doubt, alive, I’m liable to get
closer to timelessness than this,
looking at a little lizard breathing.


"Looking at a Lizard" by Barry Spacks from Shaping Water. © Gunpowder Press, 2015.

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