Dilantha Gunawardana


Jesus Christ Lizard


Sliding and gliding on the water’s top
Jumping in bliss even the fleeting hop
As on the banks of where the waters hold
Rests a fabled myth, a legend untold
No robes or sermons, no sign of bread
With fluttering delicacies the lips are fed
Slippery creature with no slippers on feet
With oars of steal armed with rapture and fleet
A miracle on water as legends dictate
As a paddling creature is wooed by the miracle of fate
No cross on the shoulder, not even a crown of thorns
A reptilian myth unruffled by water even the lawns
Moistened skin in the sodden summer rain
As to the soul of a sun god the eyes entertain
A stubborn survivor in the evolutionary game
Perpetuating in glee with no sign of tame
For what rests in anecdotes Jesus Christ in name
Miracle weaver bequeathed a perpetuating fame
Running with the underbelly and pads of toes
Lurking in the undergrowth camouflaged from foes
A force in body and spirit, yet a specter on water
Jesus Lizard Superstar, a legend of a perennial floater

Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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