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Theodore Roethke: The Lizard

Poems

I Am! Says the Lamb (1961)

The Lizard

The Time to Tickle a Lizard,
Is Before, or Right After, a Blizzard.
Now the place to begin
Is just under his Chin,--
And here's more Advice:
Don't Poke more than Twice
At an Intimate Place like his Gizzard.

I Am! Says the Lamb (1961)