Gulf Coast Girl Visits North Texas

October 9, 2018

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One year ago I met him

I’ll never be the same

A Texas Spiny Lizard

Melchizedek by name

 

I was gazing out the window

My loved ones gone to work

Their backyard looked so tranquil

But then I saw a quirk

 

I say a quirk, but dragon

Would explain with more precision

My heart flown to my throat

At this reptilian vision

 

Near a foot he was

This armor-plated soul

Scary toes, forbidding stare

And I could not be whole

 

Till I knew with whom I dealt

And so I quickly found him

A helpful reptile source

Gave a name to wrap around him

 

And then my loved ones called

I told them what I’d seen

They said, “Oh, that’s just Mel.

He’s big, but he’s not mean.”

 

Shy his kind, not hostile

And they eat their weight in pests

Still I think a healthy distance

Would suit us all the best

 

Melchizedek and me

A wondrous Web we share

But out of respect

I’ve learned to check

Before I sit down in “our” chair

 

MELCHIZEDEK [mel KIZ eh deck] (king of righteousness) — a king of Salem (Jerusalem) and priest of the Most High God (Gen. 14:18-20; Ps. 110:4; Heb. 5:6-11; 6:20 – 7:28). Melchizedek’s appearance and disappearance in the Book of Genesis are somewhat mysterious … Abraham presented Melchizedek with a tithe (a tenth) of all the booty he had gathered. By this act Abraham indicated that he recognized Melchizedek as a fellow-worshiper of the one true God as well as a priest who ranked higher than himself.

–Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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