The Iguana

The iguana, one cannot deny, is no beauty. I don't wish, in any way, to denigrate A fellow creature. And yet it is my poetic duty To report that his very appearance is enough to intimidate. According to the paleontologists, he comes down from remote ages To remind us of such ancestors as the tyrannosaur. And not even Hollywood in its most outrageous Horror movies has devised a monster that might scare us more. But the fact is that though he looks like a fiend out of Hell Pictured by Dante or Bosch, and is surely not ornamental, Surprising as it may be, the iguana is like the gazelle, Not indeed in grace and charm, but as a creature mild and gentle.

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