Of cows upon seas
sweet mermaid whisperings to gentle manatees
and birds that fly in wait
searching for what lies below the surface
of a patterned wave
illusions of strange imaginations.
Passing ships in search of a sale
large fish fly at the end of the line
slowly reeled in with gaping mouths
like children who see incredible things
and into the hold for a date on ice
moving beyond view on the waves bound for somewhere.
Why is it this cow,
or perhaps it is a manatee in costume
wanting to be above where the comical people live
a sea cow adrift on a crystal blue meadow
searching for the green of grass to sup,
as it dangles beneath out of reach
what an udder shame I would think
this bull who seems
like a fish out of water,
the things you will see
never cease to amaze
in this riverwalk land.
Image of a piece of artwork found at Bradenton River Walk…ignore the date as usual….I will remedy that soon, when I figure out how…..just a little strange imagination at work on a Sunday afternoon.