sumo mullet haiku

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8/5

belly flop mullet
from two different directions
at least twelve inches

five at the same time
jumping into each other
right in front of you

thousands of mullet
never seeing fish so close
last week they were small

sumo chasing them
standing in a pool low tide
almost an hour

south to myrtle beach
except they jump from both sides
and a sideways wave

swim from the round pool
teeny mullet jumping high
twenty at a time

riding the wave tip
then they’re flying wallendas
big kahuna wave

when they flop back down
large fish make circular waves
just like a rain drop

eventually girls
oblivious to mullet
float behind the pool

father calls them back
drift toward north carolina
still not seeing fish

they walk back on land
going the wrong way too fast
very good idea

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