If you awoke in the dark, they say,
you see a shark, they say.

And so I burn my share,
my share of midnight oil and marine care.

For a shark’s a ton, a shark’s an ounce;
In sharks we believe, although they make us pounce.

And a Great White you may see roaming and ruling waters deep,
while precious little oysters catch up on their sleep.

An orca is the greatest pearl;
The Corleones agree, so don’t you dare whirl.

Of wit, water, whales and pun divine-
Would you care to be a little saline?

© achillesheelpoetry, 2022


3 thoughts on “Sharks

  1. The line “For a shark’s a ton, a shark’s an ounce” reminds me of the poem ‘How did you die?’ by Edmund Vance Cook. It is a pleasure to read your work!

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    1. Fariha! Ah, it’s so good to hear from you after so long!

      Yes, I’ve taken inspiration from Cook’s piece in here.
      Thank you so very much!! 💖

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