To Mind, A Final Word on What Is There

 

A shark that is supposed to be extinct
has been reported in our waters.
It is Carcharodon megladon, I think.

I’ve seen the bite that caused a yacht to sink.
The captain said that he would like to capture
a shark that is supposed to be extinct—

that kind of story drives lifeguards to drink.
National Geographic sends a writer.
It is Carcharodon megladon, I think.

The police said disappearances are linked—
a fisher, a grandmother, and a surfer.
A shark that is supposed to be extinct

may have gorged on them all by good instinct
and left the evidence—a shred of garter.
It is Carcharodon megladon, they think,

a 60 foot fish with a greyish tinct
whose jaws are world record setters—
a shark that is supposed to be extinct.
It is Carcharodon megladon, I think.

 

Robert Wooten