Gila (Poem)

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Photo by Paul Martini


By Austin Holmes

Heloderma suspectum
Elusive monster
I long to witness your beaded banded skin
Bubbling like boiling mythical waters
Venom-soaked tongue like a dusty mauve rose
Perhaps I shall one day see you emerge
From your red earth dwelling, deer mouse in mouth,
And shall applaud you and my
Boundless fortuity