Poems of the Week

Verdant Venice

by Marshall Begel

“Venice canal patch turns fluorescent green. …
Speculation is rife as to what might have caused the water…
to change colour.”
BBC News

Did Shrek let out a mighty sneeze?
Do submarines leak antifreeze?

Is Suess’s oobleck on the loose?
Perhaps a truck spilled kiwi juice?

Did someone say it grows in size?
And does it photosynthesize?

I have these same thoughts every year
While drinking my St. Patrick’s beer.