Wild Erased

Just settle down
Tell it to your manic
Who used to threaten the world
If it harmed a hair on my head?

Just go gently
Take your wild, man
Ever contemplate the green
Would snuff it out for settled-down love?

Lizard Legs

I look at this skin

I see it, I see hope

Splotchy, yellow-blue at times

Like the shades of a bruise


At the pace of a lizard’s cool blood


Yet always

Legs to carry it and a thick exterior

To protect it

Should it pain me or try to run

Is all I know to do