Saturday, July 06, 2013
If Ideas Were Alligators
If ideas were alligators they wouldn't be so bad.
We could hide them for a time beneath a handy lily pad.
When they'd pop out they'd be (almost) a kind of cute surprise,
as long as we remember not to look into their eyes.
Idealligators would likely sleep a lot each day,
and hardly ever bother us or get into our way.
It's fairly easy to ignore the prehistoric twerp,
and think of him as silly or some sort of mental burp.
but like ideas a gator waits until the time is right,
when he can catch us off-guard and lunge in to take a bite.
Perhaps we should be grateful that all ideas can do is seethe,
and won't turn into anything with quite so many teeth.