sThe Alligator (Poetry) by author Poet Abbie Johnson Taylor #Poetry Place

sThe Alligator (Poetry)

by Abbie Johnson Taylor


A warm afternoon under a cloudless Florida sky,

we float down the Loxahatchee River.

I sit on the canoe bottom,

cramped, while brother and sister-in-law paddle.

It suddenly appears.

Not a snake, but just as deadly,

it stands on the bank,

gazes at its reflection in the gleaming water.

I don’t see it—my family does.

After snapping a picture,

we sail far, far away

while icy fingers of fear massage my spine.


Note: the above was published in the summer 2019 issue of The Avocet. It can also be read on my blog at: abbietaylor945

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. And as a Social Media Promotional Assistant. She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger Business Assist), and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye: Volume One. She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales. See her latest book, Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition in eBook and Paperback at: Find it in various accessible formats: See her Facebook business page: Patty loves receiving feedback about her work. So, drop her a line any time at:
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