Seen on the street in Yonkers this morning, right there in plain sight, right there in the gutter: a BIG dead green lizard, which (not being a lizard expert) I’m guessing was someone’s escaped or discarded pet — perhaps an iguana. I looked at the dead lizard and had an epiphany…a realization…an awareness…

I thought: “Never in my life have I ever seen a dead lizard, in the gutter, in the morning, in the streets of Yonkers…”

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4 thoughts on “Night (and day) of the iguana

  1. I love those little personal “firsts.” It’s like when you hear someone say something odd, and you just KNOW it’s the first time in history those words have ever been spoken in the same sequence. “Dead lizard, in the gutter, in the morning, in the streets of Yonkers” comes to mind. 🙂

    Rob Hanson at Chrislip Journal

  2. Wonderful! Brings to mind Garcia Lorca with a heavy touch of what you could only know if you were really and truly home.

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