various verses

Reptile or Amphibian?

Four small legs; one long tail:
Lizard? Salamander? Who can tell?
But see my skin, how it feels and looks.
That’s how you know, if you’ve read the books.
Scaly or smooth, dry or wet;
Do you know the difference yet?
If I’m a lizard, I’ve scales and I’m dry
Because I’m a reptile, of course; that’s why.
If I’m a salamander? Smooth and moist.
Amphibians keep it cool, by choice.
So don’t be fooled by the shape I’m in.
You’ll know who I am if you look at my skin.reptile or amphibian