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Gila Monster Poems

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Premium Member My Bite's Not Fatal


If I could...I’d be a Gila monster
a desert lizard living under rocks.
For then I would not know of winter snows
and my greatest fear would be soaring hawks.

A venomous reptile with pink patterns
no one would want to mess around with me.
And...Read More
Categories: gila monster, cute, fantasy, how i feel, hyperbole, i
Form: Quatrain



Cowboy Logic

He was a cowboy problem child
rescued by a mendicant sage brush sorcerer
resulting in his remembering everything
flawlessly insolently permanantly
birth death life things in space have a beer
owner of his own head at last
thanks to whiskey tainted improvisations 
and the use of...Read More
Categories: gila monster, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cowboys in the Badlands
Cowboys in the Badlands


The horses need be reined tightly
lest they show better judgment
and head back to the barn.  The
cowboys, driven by the dust cloud
of following hoof beats, were less smart.
A Gila monster smirks as they pass
knowing what waits ahead...Read More
Categories: gila monster, culture, life,
Form: Free verse
Screenpoem Pitch
Screenpoem Pitch
by Odin Roark


Night
Empty wet ghost town street
Work lights spotted
Tumble weed shadows
Like vehement crusted webs
Gila monster stares vacant
Fat lady carries midget man to bed

Lions sleep
Elephants sway trunks
Phillip Glass sounds undulate

Horses prick ears
3 legged cat wails
Cat turns into old woman
Tumbleweed shadows...Read More
Categories: gila monster, art,
Form: Free verse
Buffalo Skull on the Desert
Buffalo skull on the desert,
White from the wind and the sun,
Sometimes I feel like that buffalo skull—
I really don’t need anyone.

Buffalo skull on the desert,
Spider makes a home in its head;
Sometimes I feel like that buffalo skull
When I think of...Read More
Categories: gila monster, love
Form: Ballad



The Gila Monster
                  Big old lizard, painted black, pink and orange, like a Arizona sunset
          ...Read More
Categories: gila monster, animals
Form: I do not know?
trespasser
I walk, head down, careful footing as I 
study the terrain, the way the shadow
from the mountains cover the valley floor

the dry wash beds, marked with
wildlife tracks, deep and desiccated 
no monsoon to wash them away

no relief, no rain to...Read More
Categories: gila monster, nature
Form: Free verse