Gecko

 

 

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Writing 201: Poetry
Assignment — Day 4:

Prompt: Animal
Form:  Concrete Poem
Device: Enjambment

Personal note: We have geckos all over, outside and inside the house.  They make the weirdest “chirping” noise, especially when they are mating or fighting. The word “gecko” comes from the Malay word “gekoq,” which is an imitation of their vocalisation.  They are best known for their adhesive toepads which allow them to walk up walls and across ceilings.  They do lose their grip from time-to-time and fall to the ground.  Seriously it sometimes seems as if they are launching themselves at unsuspecting humans.  It is a strange feeling to have a cold rubbery thing scuttle down the back of one’s shirt!

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