You prowl the dwelling,
Seeking sustenance in the niches of our home,
Your success is your size - a giant of gecko!
The perfect eco insect repellent.
Your skin adapting to adobe walls, your patient stillness in the doorjamb,
By all including me as I close the door.
The crunch of tiny bone sickens as much as your fall to the floor,
As I reach for something to end it,
You gasp, defiant dragon, your adaptive, diligent resilience snuffed by an oaf with a shoe.