The Concrete Crocodile

I saw a concrete crocodile
Who stared at me and winked.
I grinned at the concrete crocodile
And asked her who she was
But no answer came from the concrete crocodile
She only stared and winked.
I seized her by the snout
And dragged her to the ground
Shouting that she must speak
Or I would suffer much
But no answer came from the concrete crocodile
She only stared and winked.
I battered her upon the head
I roared into her ears
I pleaded, wept, I even bribed her,
But no answer came from the concrete crocodile
She only stared and winked.
I threw her down in deep despair
Ready to suffer all I must
When the concrete crocodile gibbered
She flexed her jaws and gibbered.
I screamed as she gibbered,
I fled, I ran, I did not stop,
What meaning had the concrete crocodile?
By whose authority did she gibber?
Was it mine?
Or was in yours?
Or was it Her Majesty herself?
But I fled, I had to.
Who could stand anything so unnatural
As a gibbering concrete crocodile?