A fish on the sand

Once at the beach

I saw a fish pull itself from

the surf onto the sand.

I turned to look,

because you don’t see

this sort of thing very often.


I watched as the fish

balanced itself

on it’s tail

& began to hop towards me


As the fish came closer

he seemed to grin & he asked,

“How am I doing?”


Looking good, I replied,

& gave a thumbs up.

The fish looked around to see

if anybody else had noticed,

& then confided,

“How crazy is this, boy?”


But before I could reply

the fish suddenly

flicked its tail, 

sending a little bit of sand into my eyes.

It only took me a second

to gather myself

but when I looked back up,

the fish was already racing

back toward the sea.


It needn’t have bothered.

The fish had nothing to fear from me.

I wasn’t going to chase it.


I was just disappointed.

It wasn’t evolution I was witness to ——

Just some





despite how it may appear our founder is not strangling this dog

7 thoughts on “A fish on the sand

  1. Lucky that fish didn’t bring
    a beach towel.
    Otherwise it probably would’ve
    given it a good sandy shake,
    right in your face.
    I blame his school. Fish parents
    these days are not very hands on.
    “No time”, they say. And no hands ✋.

    Liked by 1 person

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