Chameleon’s Conundrum (a villanelle) a poem about a cold-blooded animal

cham

i had a curious dream last night
of a chameleon shifting greens and blues
in the lovely pale moonlight

his beauty was my sweet delight
changing, mixing lovely hues
i had a curious dream last night

he began to speak, his words took flight
he asked me how i could choose
in the lovely pale moonlight

to stay one color, was it right
that one should win and the others lose
i had a curious dream last night

he then gulped a dragonfly in just one bite
chewing slowly, he began to muse
in the lovely pale moonlight

i think it sad with all my might
that you can’t simply become chartreuse
i had a curious dream last night
in the lovely pale moonlight

cegl 4.24.16

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15 thoughts on “Chameleon’s Conundrum (a villanelle) a poem about a cold-blooded animal

  1. It is an interesting little amimals that I learned about as a kid. I had a dream last night. I loved that simple often repeated phrase.

    I found out recently that octopi (?) have same natural ability. Two divers were filming in Monterey Bay. A octopus attacked their camera. Lol All on film. They commented that he was the same color as the sea bottom as a natural ability for protected and sneaky attacks. The did not notice him until he jumped up and attacked their camera.lol

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