After A While...

Creature looking quite prehistoric
Readily confused with your ‘cousin’ -
Only you will include Man as prey
Crawl on land in awkward, slow fashion
Others dine on you when newly-hatched -
Dine you large on these past predators
In water...are lethal submarine
Like to ‘spin and tear’ while shedding tears
Eggs guarded by 'cold-blooded monster'

Harry Edward Gilleland      05.20.02