Shark Encounter

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Saint Simons Island, GA 9/2015
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I had drifted out
with the movement of the ocean
relaxed on the edge of a float
making promises and wishes
it was here that I asked God
to send a shark
equipped with extraordinary teeth
to bite me
unaware of his expedient approach
and to my astonishment !!!
was a large shark fin
I measured with ten fingers
gliding swiftly and steadily
coming about me
and had I not made
desperate efforts to escape
the depths of that ocean beast
would probably have enjoyed
his lively toasted feast
elevating the fineness of his taste
when no better could be had
amid the many lessons
which I insist upon learning
I concluded that there had been
no reasonable cause for such a wish
except to give myself a good fright
and a non-fictional fish story to write
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Keller’s Black Tip Shark
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Caiden’s 3ft Bonnet Head Shark

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