It’s raining iguanas
In the In God We Trust state, plopping
From trees, not dead, playing dead, when temperature
Falls below 50, sluggish, under 40, blood stops moving.
Whatever you do, don’t touch them!
They have a good chance if you push them into the sun.
Somebody will prod one with his pool skimmer
So allegedly you have to touch them.
They thaw out, like chicken on a counter or frozen water
Delivery bottle left outside you can blow out like hair.
By no means should you collect them in your car!
When they warm up, they’ll crawl all over you
and you’ll probably freak out and crash.
Like the Floridians, the iguana is not a native of Florida.
Introduced to the florid fountain of youth as pets no longer
Welcomed by the residents who hosted them as pets,
Florida, like many states attracts strange people;
Paradise entices the fraught with the lucrative.
Same day it rained iguanas, atop Mt. Washington
in our Live Free or Die state, the temperature plunged
with the wind chill 100 degrees below
Zero under a biting 100 degrees the winded
State of Live Free or Die degrees of our declining
Day shift iguanas reigned above Mt. Washington’s
High and lucrative paradise, hallucinated how the fraught
Entices a florid imagination of weird attractive backdrops
Where pets welcomed as residents are wonderful hosts
Are no longer pests, lounge in hot springs presented as youth
Not natives, Florida is a reptilian iguana
So don’t lose control and crash your car.
They’ll warm up to you and crawl up on your lap
Ignore the By no means should you let them in your car!
A mere symbol of stolen spring water from California distributed frozen
As precious chicken in certain markets, mellow out at the counter
Where you’ll allegedly touch discounts with a swipe
Go home and have the pool boy prod you, skimming
Into the sunny part together, it’s only good luck
And whatever you do, do touch him!
Until it drops below 40 or 50, you’ll feel bushed,
Play dead, he’ll bolt soon you’ll be landing In a God
We Trust state late fall iguanas treading upscale palms.