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Poem of the Week

Summer of the Shark

A seal population explosion
Has sharks hunting close to this beach.
It’s a hot day, I’d love to go swimming,
But I want to keep out of their reach.

News reports about fins in the surf
Are enough to give anyone pause.
I’d rather my sun-and-sand selfies
Did not look like outtakes from Jaws.

Though a dip would be cool and refreshing,
Shark bites take forever to heal.
So I’m just wading up to my ankles,
Trying hard not to look like a seal.

~ Chris O’Carroll
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