Villanelle by Nancy Beauregard

A Tall Tale
 
I once caught a prehistoric fish
It had no meat on its ten foot bones
I’ll serve it up with ketchup, mayo, and relish
 
I found it swimming between some sedimentary rock
Honestly, I took pictures but then dropped my cell phone
I once caught a prehistoric fish
 
Old timers know how to use sweet talk
To coax it out of its ocean of stone
I’ll serve it up with ketchup, mayo, and relish
 
It’s not like casting off a dock
You have to croon to the beast in pleasant tones
I once caught a prehistoric fish
 
Now just don’t stand there and gawk
This would go very nicely with some cranberry scones
I’ll serve it up with ketchup, mayo, and relish
 
It really was stolen by a flying hawk!
There must be a way to make an identical clone
I once caught a prehistoric fish
I’ll serve it up with ketchup, mayo, and relish

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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