Deep in the heart of the Atchafalaya basin
the Alligator King reigns as the baddest
of the bad.
He revels in his power and dominion
over all the lesser creatures of the swamp
from whom he demands fealty and sacrifice.
Those who oppose his power end up
as meat for his ravenous maw.
The Alligator King expects to live out his life
wearing the crown until he passes
on to alligator heaven…
There he plans to spend eternity
resting on his laurels and reliving
And who can say that he is wrong?
If life teaches us anything it is that
even the baddest gator in the swamp
sometimes dies a happy death,
Never knowing or understanding
that for all his victories, the king of
the alligators is still just an alligator.