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Designer Fish

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

 Designer Fish

EarthSourceMedia Reports for January 15th, 2010 – Racano photo

Designer Fish

Once upon a time, I made a wish
for a great big pond with ‘designer fish’

with golden scales, triple tails
and holes that let them spout like whales

platinum gills, ruby lips
and fancy fins with topaz tips

They had no feet for designer shoes
but they blew square bubbles when they sang the blues

No feet=no shoes= no need for laces
they could swim in the sink but kept smashing their faces

The bathtub was better, but better wasn’t best
so they jumped to the pond by inflating their chest

Exhaling with force determined their course
They called back with code that was something like morse

“It’s your turn, so do it- now, don’t you be scared”
“It’s easy”, I said, “look- that guppy just dared!”

“Get going! I said, “Here, I’ll give you a push!”
“Don’t touch me!”, he yelled, and exhaled with a ‘whoosh’!

The pond was soon filled, fish were swimming a runway
The show ran all weekend, a winner picked sunday

The Jellyfish flowed, the Puffer fish blowed
The Minnows held finals inside a commode

The bigger fish jumped to a lake at the park-
believe me, they had to- the judge was a shark!

But just as the winner was about to be announced,
it sounded like flushing, and everything bounced

It turned out that no one had granted my wish
and so ended my days of designer fish!

joey racano