Hard headed wretch
One month, here in my dining room, a crocodile appeared.
He came out of nowhere to haunt me.
Though I admit, I went looking for him.
The parts and pieces I collected would eventually taunt me.
"Assemble my bones!" I could hear the wretch shout.
What a hard head he was, with a large gaping snout.
He was not fully breathing, still his presence was something I feared.
Days and minutes tick ticked by while this creature came into being.
Endless pin pricks, searing glue daubs. I'm sure insanity it seemed.
Had he wrapped his head around my mind?
Did he think me cruel? Was I being kind?
Hours of tucking and snipping. Pulling and adhering till scales smoothly gleamed.
At last, we both could exhale. Finally, this croc was seeing.
He flashed a half smile, gave a crocodile wink.
And if he'd had legs, he'd have run off, I think.
Should I fashion some legs, two arms and a tail?
I'd gotten use to him, I guess, having been here a while.
His glittering eyes, and sharp toothy smile.
They're all I remember now, since he's gone on his way.
and his mischievous manner, and raucous croc style.
Fairy Dust and Lost Boys
I’m sure there will be a little fairy dust and the tales of some mischievous lost boys in this year’s show choir production at Monona Grove High School.
I’m certain there will be an appearance by a crocodile, as I’ve spent the last month working on a costume for the group’s performance. If you have a chance to attend one of their competitions you won’t be disappointed. There are eye-popping costumes and lots of talented kids singing their hearts out.
Some of their competitions are far away, but you can catch some local ones as well. Just check the Monona Grove’s activity schedule on the Monona Grove School District home page to see where they’ll be next.
I’m sure the group will be Crocodile Rockin’.