A tiger cowers,
looks away: lambs pass without
discharging venom.

Invisible frogs
feast through night, so big they sink
slowly into mud.

Above, a falcon
blots the sun out with its wings,
thirty feet across.

Rumbling ground erupts:
rocks and flying dirt: giant
earthworms tunnel near.

Six-limbed squirrels leap
far, faster, arms full of nuts:
ample winter food.

Tiny elephants
frolicing with mice trumpet
squeaks of utter joy.

Mermaids now exist,
fish tails, scales, and all; they like
to shock fishermen.

Dolphins on the beach
gather as a sunset swims
into tomorrow.

Chimeric © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 9, 2019