gershon hepner

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Cuban Crocodiles - Poem by gershon hepner

Gliding in swamp waters till
It smells a mammal in a tree,
a Cuban crocodile can kill
by leaping in the air. While we
glide in the swamps of platitudes,
we sometimes with imagination may
leap high above the multitudes,
our faith a Cuban cabaret.

On the PBS program Nature I saw Cuban crocodiles, of which only about 3,000 survive, leaping six feet above the water to catch mammals hiding in a tree, using powerful thrusts of their tail from below the surface) and snatching the prey from overhanging tree branches.


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  • (3/30/2008 11:31:00 PM)

    This poem has such an interesting title...I had to open it. It amuses me, Gershon. Wish you wrote more poems with your tongue in your cheek. :)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2008

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