flounder floundering III

your mouth wide open
walk all the way to the beach
no bridge over creek

ten feet are stolen
fall through into the water
man says four days tops

only at low tide
can walk all the way around
amazing maze

halloween low tide
purple crabs scurry to holes
untouched shells

i will stay feed you
you never turn down sunbeam
we will eat all day.
`
mr mullet voice
“make the hotel next door take
you home in their cart”

was almost high tide
second bridge comes into view
gate being lifted

back to the fish tail
dolphin playing shark story
crystal blue water

mr mullet speaks
“i will do anything once
but never again”

two girls found a shark
i’m sure the witches had
visions of necklaces

had to wash off red
he missed dancing with dolphins
teach him not to kill

honeymoon tail
he fell asleep in the gulf stream
fishing for marlin

halfed a dramamine
after groom’s tummy ache
10 foot swells

hurricane coming
no one told me mile below
i caught a tuna

grab the seat in front
every time your head would fall
fear ocean slumber

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flounder and floundering

Mr. Mullet

blues left canada
what? it’s cold in canada!
no left the COUNTY
.
we’ll have reese’s tomorrow
peanut butter cups?
no we’ll have RACES.
_

Halloween Jellyfish

mushroom jellyfish
brown stem also lobster claws
filling station flags
.
firmly planted in ground
spaceship bubble take off
jelly to NASA
.
are we clear lift off
you’re clear pink thin onion ring
negative take off .
_

woman holding rod
tentacles on her black cap
black skirt bikini
.
forgot halloween
mr. mullet told me crazy
giant spider .
_
grandma caught flounder
mr. mullet’s wife’s mother
sitting position.
.
(can’t read my haiku
hard to write in the ocean
there are no tables)
.
grandma was so proud
showing flounder in bucket
both alive kicking
.
grandma and flounder
told her i’ll see you next year
if we both make it
.
those were her words
i was thinking the same thing
hope she brings reese’s.

part I

low tide puppy tennis

11/16

lots of asses in
the sand literally
and figuratively.
`
dog perks up as he
sees his brother of
another color arrive.
`

found a lonely
minnow floating on ocean’s cork
without fisherman

you lose a minnow
“where the heck did you find that
no but i’ll take it ”

catch anything yet
“no it’s a pretty day not
to catch something though”

“pretty weather for
a day in november huh”
states the obvious

11/17
I
he’s cleaning beach pool
asked how long i had been there
had i heard swearing

said that he was dumb
put the pump in bass ackwards
i said i was dumb

yesterday i walked
behind a couple reading
thought i could be spy

six inches behind
quietly they never looked up
wait why no sound

had forgotten my
flip flops much like omg
i just did again.
`
II

came up behind me
lady and her chihuahua
deserted beach spot

we were both looking
said she had been watching me
she looked at my top

called me “silly goose”
obviously a james bond shirt
intricate puzzle

as lost as i was
don’t know how i put it on
she wished me good luck.

i’m still standing here
in my bikini trying
to put on this top .

11/18

eighty one degrees
mostly cloudy means the sun
never ever fades .

ocean parallel
father serves tennis ball for
black dog with white spots

after catching ball
ritual running all the
way to the ocean

wildly circles lap
with tennis ball in his mouth
lays on his towel

next to his bottle
tail asks father pour water
back for ten more serves

waiting on his towel
his tail never stops wagging
perrier in bowl.

summer with an S & starfish

i found a starfish
wanted to place him deeper
perfectly healthy

the diagnosis
remembered two bikinis
saving one life hey

i have bikini
mr mullet can go deep
saving starfish life

little boy stops me
angler wanted the starfish
not to save his life

he said they can’t live
washing ashore is not good
can’t leave their coral.

i say poppycock
only bikinis can save
starfish it seems.
`

sea sun swim splash
surfing shells sauna sip
suntan shower sleep

senora sundae
salmon swordfish strawberry
sandals shorts sup
`
The Lift

third floor please exit
shaking head no wrong floor
they keep motioning

no i want first
you will not fool me this time
“coming from the beach ?

well you’re dressed like it”
no i’m going TO the beach
you had two guesses

(if i’m going down
and my hair isn’t wind blown
and i am not wet)

“how long have you been
here” one year and four weeks
i talk in haiku .
`
Waterfall

i see you cutie
don’t have to bite my finger off
or jump for the bread

ducks are like dogs
see how close we can stand
wiggle our tails.
`
Speaking Of Tails

when i was supping
brother in law a dentist
dining on a tail

i was horrified
said hoping i wouldn’t see
a delicacy

fish was caught by moi
no one to blame but myself
husband who taught me.
`

Sunshine On My Shoulder Makes Me Sunburned

computer said zero
percent chance of rain until
seven p m

one thirty drizzling
on my toes very wet
raindrops sunglasses

clouds blowing fast
will stop in a few minutes
sunshine appears

two hours in the sand

do sheep get itchy
are some allergic to wool
you have to wonder.
`
Sophie the Dog

sophie was all wet
she looked at parents like they
pushed her into hole

hole in the ocean
she misjudged no judging
told me her plight

she told me to walk
very warm at the ocean
windy here by ducks

she stands far away
knowing duck could pull her in
felipe is tricky.
`
In the Sand

almost erased
i love nolan and conner
by the next waves

( i love conner too
scott peterson erased him
erased laci too ).

Mr. Blond Mullet

he caught two blue fish
one as i walked behind him
return second blue

while i was away
shark jumped on his minnow
snapped thirty test.
`
An Old Seventeen

sweet home schooled boy
“are you that jewish lady
from last october ”

five two and five ten
sinking deeper into sand
teenager and i .

every october
he said “keep up the good work”
told him to “drive safe ”

we laugh at silly
expressions people say to us
” you’re doin it ”

“Stay There”

remember last year
he crossed the creek at high tide
to tell me something.

Family Walk

sister walks head down
three miles searching for shark teeth
today she found two .
`
Black Dress & Eyeshadow

you look so pretty
” i’m doing a model shoot ”
six year old child .

White Doggy

twelve year old lucy
pink t shirt avoid sunburn
” i love my daddy “.

what is the angler’s angle

blond curly mullet
catching one silver mullet
it’s what’s for dinner .

“i’ll bet you got a
fifth of whiskey in that bag ”
hawaiian punch .

a gentleman always
lifts his test line never
hitting you on head.

that guy caught two blue
yesterday and one today
standing same spot.

“let me go help him
he can’t cut the tail off ”
hope he swims away .

time for me to go
always sets me up for hailu
five and seven .

knowing why water
is red in bucket now
throwing fisherman back .

.

Muddy Water lyrics :

” Take you a woman
and treat her right she’ll be by
your side night and day “.

haiku, sea ku

no such thing as a
gefilte fish it’s carp white
fish or whatever.
.
Squeaky Clean

it’s coming from
outside the house note on door
i’m in the shower

note has been on door
since tuesday it’s thursday now
what a dumb pumpkin.
.
if i was a ferret
would have died twelve times
last thirteen years.
.
october fishermen
like to tap my head daily
with red test line .
.

ten pink jellyfish
that’s how far i walked not
very far at all.
.
annie and moon pie
two king charles spaniel puppies
stop me coming back.
.
seventeen jellies
little did i know friday
there would be hundreds.
.
we are like two ships
colliding in the night
stuck together.
.
amazing jet ski
dolphin tours do you watch them
or do they watch you ?
.
“daddy can i take
a hot shower no you can
take an ice cold one”.

`
I Saw Stars
Etta Jones

” i heard a birdie
sing so sweet so sweet the
moment i fell for you ” …
.
Cold as Ice

“you’re as cold as ice
someday you’ll pay the price i
know want paradise ” …