Newton the Salamander

These are the summers
I said always then;
those were the summers
I only say now.
Jobs were for spending money
neither would last too long
more and another would come.
Lovers were for fun
and there will never
be another like they.
I had a red-backed salamander –
does any one remember why
I chose the name Newton?
One day Newton escaped
from the glass terrarium;
Jeanne found Newton dried-up
and made a pendant.

Inspirational salamander stories.

And another.

A bit more.

Red-backed salamander.

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