Ms Turtle and Ms Crocodile
have been good friends for quite awhile.
Though not well matched in size or shape
(Ms Turtle’s small and like a plate
while Croc is more a long thin line)
it seems they get along just fine.
You’ll see Ms Turtle’s favourite place
is by her good friend’s pointy face.
She nuzzles Croc’s imposing jaw
then moves along to nuzzle more.
Not once does she show any fear
of those sharp teeth so very near.
All during this Ms Croc’s at ease
just floating there beneath the trees.
I don’t know what goes through her mind
but my guess is: ‘You are so kind!
Thank you, my friend, for being keen
to keep my face so nice and clean.’
© Kristin Martin 2018
This poem is also published in my poetry book, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019).