Sleepy Lizard

There’s a lizard native to Australia who has a thick blue tongue. He feeds on slow-moving bugs, but mostly plants. When gliding through the brush, flattened, predators become afraid of him. They think he’s full of venom with his strange blue tongue. They think he’s going to coil their neck with his slithery body. Often, when he’s discovered in a backyard, he’s confused for a deadly snake. Animal control arrives to stroke his sweet lizard head. There is nothing to fear, nothing to fear.

Juliana Roth