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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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 “.

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 )