Monday, July 23, 2012

Alligator Mega-Star

This picture is from
Florida’s biggest celebrity,
the American alligator,
famous in Florida,
a man-eating mega-star.

See that “Florida-smile”—
that wide open mouth
filled with pointy teeth—
a gator’s come-hither grin.

You may not see them,
but they can see you.
They are out there;
they are always out there.

When alligators appear
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 about alligators
grinning an underwater grin
and looking hungry,
in a blink, it’s over.

 Alligators really do look sinister--their menacing eyes, their demented grin.  The only time I’ve seen one up close is at Gatorland, and that is as close as I want to get.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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