Monday, April 19, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day #19

Today's prompt was to write about a lightbulb moment--good or bad. I wrote about a chinchoke, a type of lizard that lives in houses in Thailands.

Here's my attempt:

Chinchoke

He scurried,
scaling walls,
dipping behind curtains,
wrangling mosquitoes.

I wanted to catch him.

I jumped high,
smacking walls,
flittering curtains,
poking sticks.

Then once
his lizard instincts
experienced a delay.
I held him in place,
finger on his tail.

He escaped--

leaving me,
with his tail
and guilt.

by Marcie Flinchum Atkins
April 19, 2010

2 comments:

Robin said...

Ha! Serves you right! Ok--I admit having that happen to me, too, with a salamander. Anyhow, enjoyed this poem.

Amy Tate said...

I didn't know their tales came off until I caught one in my living room last summer. Yuck! Love your poem!