The lizards are lurking. If you look carefully they are everywhere. Brown and green. Big and small. Smooth and scaly. Look at the trees and see them hopping back and forth. Watch the sidewalks and see them scurrying.
The lizards are so plentiful that cats play with them, torturing the prey with their furry paws. Children use the reptile as scientific projects cutting off their tails to watch them grow back.
In our homes we breathe a sigh of relief when from the corner of our eyes we notice something small crawling around and it is only a lizard and not a cockroach or mouse. We tease the iguana basking in the sun scaring him back into his hole.
But once the lizards ruled the earth. Large and terrible and vicious. We should be careful if the cliche has some truth and history does repeat itself.