Logs
cross
the river
wrapped in windy reeds:
water trembles,
birds fuss and scatter

A green bark of folded skin
surrounds the open knotholes.

Bulbous eyes reveal rippling flesh,
water bounces to angry waves
with icepick teeth flashed in frozen grin

The heat-seeking missile smiles:
even closer the flared nostrils swim

eyes nostrils
nostrils teeth
teeth

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