His blood cold, mine warm,
His exterior jagged and off-putting, mine soft and inviting.
It was an instant kindred connection,
despite our night and day differences.
What’s not to love about
his carefree charm,
his adorable chin,
his sensitive eyes,
and his reptilian grin.
Out in the wild, he answers to the name of Horny Toad,
but he is domesticated, so I will just call him Todd.
Whether he should maintain his nickname,
is anyone’s guess and frankly, none of my business.
I quickly learned he is stuck on a story
and set in his ways, but he makes me smile,
with his finger-pointing faux-reading style.
🦎 📚 😂
Enjoy a smile and maybe a book too. 😊 Be well. 💗 Michele
Photo: Prescott Public Library, taken by JBG
© 2021 Michele Lee Sefton.