Survival Instinct

Rip the tail off
a lizard – 
 
It will grow a new tail - 
everything necessary to regenerate
a whole lizard contained in this reptilian
fragment,

and I can only hope my heart will share 
the same survival instinct
when you tell me you want to

rip the tail off.
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

37 comments

    • Ouch. Now that’s just cruel. Although arguably no crueler than doing the same thing to the lizards.
      I wrote the opening line so that I’d be able to use it again as the last line per David’s prompt this week, but re-reading it, I am thinking I should reword this. I don’t want to give the impression of encouraging animal cruelty!

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          • Well, there’s that?!? Always one… but can we be bothering. with that said.. take it out if you feel uncomfortable with it. In a comment in a collab i said we can make it a 3some and my friend didn’t think it was a good idea. I thought it hilarious.. I took it out but if it was just me, I’d a left it. trust your gut.
            and animal rights don’t get me started. I can’t walk the salamander flats nemore with my dog cuz of the protection of. oye vey~💖

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