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 then carefully balanced itself on it’s tail
& began to hop towards me
As the fish came closer
he grinned & said
“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, though.
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 ——
despite how it may appear our founder is not strangling this dog