July 3, 2007

The Rhinestone Reef


by a Bealeton poet

In a jewelry box ocean
The gems of the sea
Shimmer and dance
In harmony
Golden gills
And silver scales
Sapphire sails
And topaz tails
A necklace of noodle fish
And diamond dace
The jasper jellyfish
Who lacks a face
Peridot perch
And ruby remora
Dance with bixbite betas
In an anemone aurora
Amethyst anchovies
And opal octopi
Watch crystal crabs
Scuttling by
Guppies of garnet
And pearl pufferfish
To see these beautiful creatures
Would be a whale of a wish!