Lizardimi Non Carborundum: Don’t Let the Lizards Drag You Down

You know how those lizards can really get you down… here’s a pep talk for you.

Jasmine’s Jetsam‘s offers a multi-word poetry challenge. The words are:

dial melted blue retro bare dragged suffocating gang hesitate lizards tarred
patches cracked pale pseudo project prison scars conscience pool

Lizard by God - pic by Randy Mazie

Lizard by God – pic by Randy Mazie


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lizardimi Non Carborundum: Don’t Let the Lizards Drag You Down

Hey,
dial back the blue,
the scars,
those cracked pools of conscience.

Dial back on
the lizards who’ll
impale you
with their sharp tongues;
drag you,
suffocating
into some ramped up
amphibian reptilian prison,
like last year’s
science project.

So, hey.
Dial back.
Loosen up.
Get pseudo.
Get retro. Get bare
Get melted.
Man,
the gang’s all collected
up in patches, here
and there,
and now’s not the time
for you to
hesitate – or be, like, re-
tarred dead,
y’know.

So hey, man,
Dial back.

Let go.
Let’s go.

Randy Mazie

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17 thoughts on “Lizardimi Non Carborundum: Don’t Let the Lizards Drag You Down

  1. Okay. This is how much of a dork I am. I literally fist-pumped the air when I read the following:

    “re-
    tarred dead.”

    You are SO my kind of poet. I dig you the most, man.

    I love that you start out like you’re going to talk about pain: “dial back the blue, the scars” but then you’re all, “just let it go.” Stop hurting yourself by obsessing over being hurt. Lighten the cream-puff up. And while you’re at it, drop the guilt already. There are enough lizards out there on the prowl without you having to turn into one, lashing out at yourself.

    Faves:

    “drag you,
    suffocating
    into some ramped up
    amphibian prison”

    “Loosen up.
    Get pseudo.
    Get retro. Get bare
    Get melted.”

    P.S. Lizards are reptiles, not amphibians. But I don’t care. The rhyme is just too groovy. And the title is excellent, while we’re at it.

    • Dear Jasmine,

      Thank you for your great comments.
      When I first read that you were fist-pump’ing me I was afraid that you were going to let me know that you took umbrage to to the “retarded” reference (maybe being politically incorrect – oh no – here’s comes a member of some Association for Disablilites complaining at me).

      Thanks for the lesson on amphibians vs reptiles which I did look up and will now change to a reptilian prison – which has a nicer alliterative sound with the line before it.

      BTW – I am now following your site.

      Randy

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