It was her hands and feet - that most surprised me.
So human. So real. They - almost - told stories.
She appeared both terrified and sweet. She held so tight.
Clinging to her post as if her life depended on it.
Maybe - it did.
Today - I laugh.
It's Mardi Gras.
Maybe she's dressed in her favorite costume for the occasion?
Maybe she's that alligator I came to see...masquerading as something other?
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