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.