‘I stand up next to a mountain
and I chop it down with the edge of my hand…’
– Voodoo Chile.
I. ‘WHO SCARED YOU?…’
I saw the snout first and thought it was a snake.
But snakes move swift and smooth and this fella was
cautious, shy even… timid as he nervously tested the air.
Jed who had been repeatedly twanging his ruler on the top of a bedside-
cabinet as he talked, paused mid sentence… and held the ruler… airborne.
‘Lizard!’ He whispered, somewhat redundantly, as the little fella
carefully zig-zagged out from the ceiling panel, his legs moving
akimbo like synchronised swastika’s, first one way then the next…
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