It's Mardi Gras

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? 
Maybe?

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 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum