Blowfish and Electric Eels
Grey Whales and Dogfish Sharks, Gastropods, Clams
Jellyfish, Orcas and Seals
Purple Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars and Squid
Octopus, Tuna and Sponge
Walrus and Angelfish, Right Whales and Blue
Nurse Sharks and Makos that lunge
Sea horses, Corals, Crustaceans and Krill
Man-of-War, Mollusks — I wish
Dugong my neighbor and Narwhal my friend . . .
Oh, if I only were fish!
© Violet Nesdoly
We only have to watch a few underwater videos or movies like Nemo to realize that an ocean neighbourhood is not nearly as friendly or safe as this poem (a repost from February 2011) would imply. But we can pretend, can’t we!
This poem is part of Poetry Friday hosted today by Laura at Author Amok.