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.
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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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part II fish kissing ducks

thirsting for water
turning my back to the sun
i saw them behind

humankind watching
dolphin playing in the sea
dancing for a treat

they like milky way?
flipping in all directions
half hour play date

until all you see
as far as the eye glimpses
tiny black dots.
_
Man Laughs At Me

“you feeding mullet”
i don’t see any ducks
“have to come early ”

(he doesn’t know what
he’s talking about they eat
every hour of day

also fish racist
he only feeds certain fish ?
doesn’t feed any )

three fish see baguette
they become twelve gobbling
surface ocean’s pond

see they pass come back
swim around again return
water so clear blue

two kiss on each side
now they’re swimming circles
three trying at once

everyone decides
counterclockwise way to go
didn’t tell me why

you won’t believe this
i saw with my own eyes
duck and fish each end

fish swim under duck
see who can grab the bread first
they kiss each other

they’re kissing cousins
take bread right out of your mouth
turtle fish duck

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