pirates make you walk the plank, you know

a sharper sea tang, spring board

sudden rush of air up and then

down below the sharks and angel fishes wait

on your way to davy jones’ locker (1803)

or betimes, they will swing you

off the yard arm, then you fly

with the kittiwakes and porpoises

before you settle with the seaweed

salty emotions either way

QKJ 18: Begin with a lie.
At some point mention a specific date.
Include one small animal and one large one (names will suffice).
Before you finish, correct the lie in such a way that there’s doubt as to which version is true.
Appeal to two of the senses.

© Lorraine