Original work by Brody Pagel
The Lizard King is a nickname for Jim Morrison, singer with the Doors. He compared himself to a comet, and this poem alludes to this image. Morrison was very young when he died - 27 years old. He was the first rock star to become so famous. His life was very short and explosive, like the fireworks that the author of this poem describes.
Du Garr, Grace
"The Lizard King: Le Roi Lézard,"
Collage: Vol. 2
, Article 36.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.denison.edu/collage/vol2/iss1/36