Fish’n


sea cucumber

Setting out to catch some fish
I needed something for the main dish.
I outfitted my line with the latest rig
hoping to catch something rather big.

A nice fat salmon from the lake,
was what I wanted to take
for dinner tonight would be a fryin’
and the hosts’ tale wouldn’t be lyin’.

As my mind began to wander,
on delightful foods to ponder,
I felt a bite on my line
Oh yes, that salmon will be mine.

I tugged and pulled every which way
muttering aloud for it to sway
till finally, the sea let go of its treasure
how big was this fish, I would measure.

My line burst from the water, up toward the sky
my stomach lurched and I felt like I was gonna die
as I gave my prize a long hard look
’twas not a salmon on my hook!

Staring hard at this ugly mound
I could not bring this homeward bound.
For what I snagged from its aquatic slumber
was but an ugly sea cucumber!

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2 comments on “Fish’n

  1. Loved the tale about fishing for your dinner! Is that ugly little critter for real and is it edible? Sorry you didn’t get your wish 😦

  2. That’s OK, we caught Salmon later that week. I don’t know what kind I caught, I just threw it back from whence it came. As far as eating them, ewwww, I know the sea otters like them – LOL!

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