IMAGINE A MERMAID
Imagine a mermaid,
she throws her buxom body
onto the granite rock.
She is steady, will not slide
unlike the terrified witnesses
that dare not
damp their feet on blackened rock.
The warning clear
but one tongue leers
wanting to touch the magical fish.
Thinking himself Poseidon,
he towers over her,
sliding lower and lower
onto the sea-lapped boulders.
The mermaid with pouty lips
and a bodacious hip ignores him,
as the ignoramus platypuses* himself
toward the sea whip.
The stupefied landlubber
suddenly seized by fear
as mermen with spears, diamond sharp
surround the prize.
his slip seems to linger,
then the ocean lifts him higher and higher —
the fool likely to be speared
forgets his lust.
suddenly the spears disappear
and a tail as furious as a sharks
bats him out of the park.
it takes some time
to get the tourist down from the lighthouse spire.
no one will believe what wonders
cannot be erased from the eyes.
platypuses - made this into a verb
Copyright © Kim Rodrigues | Year Posted 2019
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