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

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summer with J

as far as you can
see hundreds on sand waiting
for citizenship

what country please
we swam a very long way
eye of the storm

jellies everywhere
translucent hot pink ribbons
each different motif

one tiny bubble
shaped like baby octopus
totally clear

giant pink hearts
sporting two long tentacles
twelve inches long

circular brown
triangular his outer
different from others

floating butterfly
saltwater in your veins
one in every crowd

finally got it up
troubles with his blue kite
flying in the sky
`
” Bodies in the sand
to get away from it all = beach boys / kokomo
where we wanna go ”

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 ” …

saturday jellyfish shuffle

push him to the left
when ocean covers his head
he floats back to sand
`
under the boardwalk
down by the sea gay mullet
jumping in schools.

deviled crab running
underneath on bottom
giant pink jellyfish.

floating against grass
guy says “look at that toad fish”
silly it’s a crab.
`
(At Sea)
six tiny nibbling fish
dining on the bad fate
one used as bait.

dining sounds sweet
but really i stop myself
from saying this:

sociopath six
and the horrible fisherman
who killed him.

but i knew the man
tis october where is he
look up he’s waving.

why can’t you use
a bang -o -lure or rapalla
be a good sport.
`

Beach Boys/ Under The Boardwalk:

“I’ll Love You right there
In the Sand under the Boardwalk
Down by the Sea”.

“As the Sun goes Down
We’ll Take a walk along the Strand
I want to go”.

“On a blanket
With my baby that’s where I’ll be
Under the Boardwalk”.

saturday part II / a shark,a chute, a shower

After the parachutes:

Kite making S’s
arabian music playing
red snake tail.

Falls to earth
” we’re living on a prayer”
music changes.

`
Showering with a n y accent:

“Did that woman
just shout a haiku at me
well i’ll be darn”.

“How could it take him
that long to get here?
it’s not that far”
`
she sprays sunscreen
twenty four hours a day
must run from her.
`
Let’s try ocean
girl runs over asks
if i am greek.

why did she ask? no i’m not.i’m from s.c.
She thinks it’s fate. she lives in greenville where i spent most of my life.my home is in arlington where she spent most of her life.
`
Then horrible man
size fourteen shoe steps
on jellyfish.

nightmares for me
nightmares for the fish
her loved ones.
`
around 5:00

black chutes
twenty eight hotels away
jumping off roof.

how it appeared
floating up to the ground
over and over.
`
THEN JAWS:

i stop to stare at a giant shark head.any size would be giant to me.he was just at the edge of the surf. eventually 3 people came & took his picture. his eyes were staring at me. i couldn’t leave.am i the answer man?everyone asks me .is that what i think it is? how did he get here?

then a man:

“Honey reach in
get me a tooth out
make me a necklace”

not for a million
sir are you related
potato chip guy?

( who wanted to deep fry the jellyfish )

it happened today

lying on deck
six little birdies chirping
know i’m here right?

four inches away
chirping loudly at crumbs
i ask for a dress.

they disappeared
after saying this isn’t
the flintstones silly.
`
`
Swaying From Palm
Brushing Against Fluffy Cloud
One With Universe.

Seagulls Fly Nines
Lucky Number Seven
On his Way To Vegas
`
`

woman in surf
“has a sand dollar inside”
it’s a jellyfish.

she laughed and said
“it shakes like my belly
belly is jelly”.

when i walk back
she and husband say he just
got up swam away.

the best part
she asked me if it turns
into a sand dollar.

now i’m wondering
actually look up question
you know the answer.

`
“country girl” luke bryan

“shake it for catfish
swimming down deep in the creek
shake it for me”.