Interviewing Nessie

by David Thornbrugh

FIRST, don't call him a monster.
From his point of view
he's just one of a kind, unique.
Even armor-plated reptiles have feelings.
Stay away from the teeth,
in photographs they look like a lawnmower
pulled up from lake bottom.
He wants to tell his side of the story,
explain the connections between his time
and ours, how easy it is to fall asleep
and wake up alone,
stranded by time and inattention.
It's a long way to the bottom of Loch Ness,
so don't expect any sound bites.
Be ready to run when he gets hungry.
Watch the tail for tremors,
don't get between him and the water.

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