Since Unkulunkulu had no email
The chameleon was sent to say “let them not die”
but tarried, stopping continually to blend in.
The lizard, eventually was sent,
and lost both its tail and part of its message
and before regrowing either,
proclaimed, “let them die.”
And so die they did,
but with death was the message of the chameleon:
invisible when still,
discernible when in motion.
– Zumwalt 2011
(With heartfelt tribute to zendictive’s blog)