didn’t expect to see a crocodile
a headless one, at that
mostly when one passes windows
(occasioning to glance up)
one sees plants or clocks
or disdainful cats,
peering back.

hurried as I was that morning
I did not stop to ask
the reason for the crocodile
of the occupants of the flat.

the question was incongruous
would the answer have been so?
if, indeed, reply forthcoming
(owners absent; sod off; dunno)

better left as later musings
to occupy one’s mind
reptiles in suburban windows –
’tis a wild, wild life.