Poems of the Week

Please Don’t Call

by Katherine Barrett Swett

“Massachusetts Town Begs Residents to Stop Calling about Fish”
The New York Times

It’s not a shark,
Despite the fin.
Stop calling us.
We are not in.

It’s not unwell,
Despite its lolling.
And by the way,
Could you stop calling?

A nice sunfish,
No need to fuss,
A friendly fish,
You don’t need us.

Post it on Facebook,
If you must,
Or Instagram,
Just don’t call us.

Your local cops
Have just one wish:
Please do not call
About that fish.