Writing in Whangarei

Cool (Sharks)

(Baros, Maldives, 10th April 1998)

Black tips break the surface.

Two torpedo twins
Glide, side by side,
Looking cool.

They cruise, irrespective,
Ignoring the black-eye mackerel,
All of a crowd,
Ignoring the sting-ray,
Too big, too intentioned,
Looking cool.

If they were in America
They would be cruising
In unison, among some other racers,
In Cadilacs
Looking cool.

Here, on the reef
Looking tough,
Vicious even,
Ignoring all,
They just glide, side by side,
Two torpedo twins,
Looking cool.

© Martin Porter 1998


One response

  1. Man, I dig this, Martin. I love the rhythms, the cool glide of it, the aloofness and feel of these fins. I also like the idea of those Cadillac fins, the almost-melancholy feel to it: if only they were there, but instead they are here, looking cool in their own way. What goes on in that head of yours? Cool indeed.

    March 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

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