Poems of the Week

A Flipper in Time

by Julia Griffin

“California man survives frigid five-hour night swim with a friendly seal as his guide”
New York Post

Arion had his dolphin,
And Jonah had his whale
(Sufficient to play golf in):
When life blows up a gale,

And every organ shivers
Like splintering enamel,
Hope God, or god, delivers
A friendly ocean mammal.